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Activity: Thumb traction: carpo-metacarpal joint



A gentle distraction or traction for the 1st carpo-metacarpal (the joint closest to the base of the thumb).


  • use the other hand to grasp the metacarpal of the thumb. (This is the base of the thumb or "meaty" part, which is still a part of the palm).
  • apply a gentle traction force, always within the painfree range
  • this stretch can be done for prolonged (30 sec.) holds or intermittently for a few sec. on and off

Tags: traction, distraction, thumb, CMC, carpo, carpometacarpal, metacarpal, carpal, stretch