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Arthritis thumb knuckle

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Medical care: She gets the type of arthritis diagnosed and then get the right treatment for that type of problem.

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Tenosynovitis: You could be developing a tendon or tendon sheath problem where the tendon rubs against the sheath and can form cysts, scarring and certainly pain. Ic... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
No, except: One could make an argument that you may overuse the good hand and potentially cause arthritis in it. But, if you forced me to pick a yes or no answer,... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No it will not: There is no reason for arthritis to develope due to amputation of pinky.Yes you can get arthritis in any joint like anybody else but not related to am... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Possibly: Tendons pass along the path from the forearm,to the wrist and could be affected by severe arthritis at the thumb base, causing a tendinitis, probable ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably: That's a common area for the most common form of arthritis to start osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease it may be called. The joint typically... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Joint pain: It is common to have joint pain upon awakening when people reach their 50-60, fatigue has so many things it can be associated with it would be hard t... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Could be arthritis?: Ck with pcp. Does pain go up arm, was there history of trauma?- rule out carpal tunnel.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Joint pain: Pain in that location could be arthritis. Another possibility is dequervain's tenosynovitis, which is a tendon inflammation often caused by the way yo... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Tylenol (acetaminophen): In a 75 year old it is important to know medical history, other meds, previous meds tried, kidney function and other variables before suggesting meds.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Not usually: The distal joints in the fingers are the most common joints to get arthritis. The next most common is the base of the thumb. They are treated dependin... Read More

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