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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thumb arthritis: The 1st cmc joint is the base of the thumb. This is thumb arthritis. You may exercise and lift weights.
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, this is osteoarthritis but wearing weightlifting gloves is often all the support you need to be able to lift weights. Be aware that certain grip ... 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 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery for arthriti: Usually surgery is not recommended for arthritis. See your doctor about what type of arthritis you have and what is best treatment.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Thumb pain: There exist various types of simple but effective thumb and wrist braces which can help . Should also try glucosamine and some topical creams. Cortis ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Elisha
7 years experience Rheumatology
Abnormal : This is not an expected reaction to a steroid injection of the thumb. Unclear if your new pain is actually related to the injection. I would strongly ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used and also surgeons preference. But usually about 6 weeks in cast, full recovery about 12 weeks. ... Read More
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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 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.

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