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arthritis of the thumb

A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually OsteoArthri: Usually osteoarthritis. But hemochromatosis and inflammatory arthtitis may affected.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Any type of the art-: Hitis can affect any joint of the hand, including rheumatoid, psoriatic, and oateoarthitis, which are the 3 common ones. The last and first being more ... Read More
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Primarily: The most common area that osteoarthritis affects in the hands would be the 1st cmc (carpometacarpal) joint. This corresponds to the the base of the t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Jan Gurley
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, or other things: The base of the thumb is one of the most common sites for osteoarthritis. However, there are many other conditions that can cause pain in the thumb wh ... Read More
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: It could be arthritis, tendonitis, or neuropathy. You will need to have an exam to help determine which one it is.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
27 years experience Family Medicine
It depends..: It depends how much you use this delicate joint - repetitive motion injury is most common cause - lie texting, computer work etc. Initial treatment i ... Read More
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Dr. Hill Hastings
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not likely, sorry: Basilar joint arthritis (tmc arthritis) develops from ligament damage and laxity which impairs stability. Cartilage surfaces do well under compressio ... Read More
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain may: Sometimes with arthritis the pain will burn out. The joint will still be arthritic, but it may not bother you much. This won't always happen, but it e ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
15 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There are many medications and orthotics that can be used to help with the pain and keep one functional.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andras Perl
42 years experience Internal Medicine
May be: Such arthritis needs to be evaluated by a rheumatologist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Can be: Yes but it could also be the symptom of an irritated nerve. Pain with use, not at rest, points more toward a joint or tendon pain.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Thumb arthritis : At the basilar joint or cmc joint where the thumb and wrist meets often presents with pain radiation to the thenar eminence the muscles that help move ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis: Rare at your age, but inflammatory arthritis is diagnose by physical exam, sometimes blood test and advanced imaging studies.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: I do not know what you by hair, but yes could have arthritis in your thumb. You cannot get it in your hair.
A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Numb thumb: Consider tendonitis ( de Quervains), or nerve compression. What type of work do you do? Do you have DM? injury/ burns? If it is repetitive work using ... Read More
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