Conservative treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points and joint mobilization for management in patients with thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis

J Hand Ther. Jan-Mar 2016;29(1):89-92; quiz 92. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2015.10.005. Epub 2015 Nov 11.


In an attempt to decrease pain and increase function in patients with CMC OA, these authors have described the combination of two techniques that can be performed to treat this common problem. Before applying the techniques, each therapist must determine if the application of the technique falls within their scope of practice. - KristinValdes, OTD, OT, CHT, Practice Forum Editor.

MeSH terms

  • Carpometacarpal Joints / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Osteoarthritis / physiopathology
  • Osteoarthritis / therapy*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Thumb / physiopathology
  • Trigger Points / physiopathology*