Osteoarthritis of the hand is a significant problem due to pain, weakness and loss of hand function. Osteoarthritis occurs following the deterioration of cartilage within the joint, leaving bone on bone. This can occur due to wear and tear, trauma or other problems that affects cartilage. The base of the thumb is a joint that is especially prone to osteoarthritis.


Pain, swollen joints, stiffness, weakness, loss of function.


  • Splinting
  • Dry needling
  • Taping
  • Strengthening
  • Range of motion
  • Modalities
  • Massage
  • Compression
  • Anti-inflammatory creams
  • Paraffin wax
  • Education on joint protection
  • Provision of adaptive aids and modification of tools
  • Advice regarding work, sport and home duties.

*All treatment may vary depending individual circumstances.

We're here to help!

For appointments, enquiries or just to find out more about Geelong Hand Therapy, feel free to contact us any time.
(03) 5221 7171
3 Sydney Ave
Geelong, Vic 3220
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Mon to Fri 8:30am to 6pm

Epworth Geelong
Wed 12pm to 4pm

Drysdale Clinic
Mon & Wed 9am to 1pm


Mon - Fri 8:30am to 6pm

(03) 5221 7171

3 Sydney Ave
Geelong, Vic 3220


Wed 12-4pm

(03) 5221 7171

1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds, Vic 3216


Mon & Wed 9am to 1pm

(03) 5221 7171

1 East St
Drysdale, Vic 3222

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