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Patti from Sherwood Park asks: I have osteoarthritis of my thumb. I have tried NSAIDs and glucosamine, and am thinking about trying Sierra Sil. Any suggestions?
Osteoarthritis to the base of the thumb is a common spot to have osteoarthritis. Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms and improving function. Because of this, treatment options that works well for one person may not be as effective for the someone else. We cover many treatment options on our page for osteoarthritis, but one could consider acetaminophen, NSAIDs, a splint, physiotherapy, topical anti-inflammatories, and/or a cortisone injection, amongst other options. In terms of natural products, please visit our pages on glucosamine, Sierra Sil, and other available natural health products to review them for yourself.