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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

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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Natural variation: There is a whole host of variations on size and shape of human body. What you consider short and stubby may be eminently suited for some tasks and voc ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Carpenter?: Perhaps poor aim with your hammer. Excuse the humor. Many things could be the cause; rheumatoid arthritis, compromised circulation in the area or ge ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Pinched nerve: Sounds like a pinched nerve, most likely from your neck. See a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon for a evaluation.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbre ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
No: There is a bursa at the level of the wrist involving the flexor polices longs tendon but not in the thumb itself.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
A ligament tear: Skiers thumb is a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the mcp joint. This is the main joint between the hand and the thumb at the web. Untreated ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Re-ask: I am sorry but there isn't enough info about your thumb to provide a satisfactory answer. Please re-ask question with pertinent details.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Couple of things: Somewhat common is a ganglion cyst (small collection of concentrated joint fluid). Gouty tophus, or maybe a bone/cartilage cyst, or bone spur can form ... Read More
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Go on...: Did you smash it with a hammer? Bend it backwards? Where is the pain? Is it red? We need a little more information to help here.

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