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basal joint of the thumb

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Couple possibilities: The first cmc joint is a common place to develop arthritis, but usually not in someone as young as you. What you describe could be dequervain's tenos ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
16 years experience Hand Surgery
Most likely: Pain in the base of the thumb or cmc joint can be very debilitating. It is generally a result of osteoarthritis. However, you are pretty young to have ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: You test for laxity by gently trying to bend the joint in a direction it normally shouldn't bend. You can use your other thumb for comparison. If ther ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
31 years experience Podiatry
Ganglion cyst: Sounds like a ganglion cyst. Does it move around under the skin? you should see an orthopedist or hand specialist.
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Dr. Shevy Drora
31 years experience Neurology
Hand specialist: when did it start ?, how it progressed ?, is it painful ?, did you have a trauma? The Dr. will examine the wrists and hands and in particular. It ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Thumb pain: Are you doing a repetitive activity that keeps irritating or adds pressure to your thumbs? Early side for arthritis.
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Difficult: Best to see a hand surgeon for care. All the best.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
It can be a variant : It is hard without a picture or x-ray. There is a variant of the thumb called triphalangeal thumb where the thumb has 3 phalanges (like a finger) i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Many choices : It could be arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, trigger thumb cmc osteoarthritis to name a few, is there swelling? Your evaluation will help clarify the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Technically it can: But it is usually of little benefit, because of the small size of the thumb joints. Depends on which joint as well. If you have pain or DJD in your ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
An ip Jtlw fusion: at the thumb tip or an MP joint fusion at the large knuckle typically cannot be taken down and made to move. However if you have had a fusion at the b ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get an xray: It usually is arthritis, especially in women.

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