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A 45-year-old member asked:

What might cause a lot of pain in the fleshy part of my hand below the thumb?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Arthritis: The most common place for arthritis of the hand is at the base of the thumb. This can cause pain in the fleshy part of thumb, known as the thenar emminance. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Pain in the fleshy area of my hand next to the thumb, what is this?

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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Overuse: Pain around the thumb is very common. Causes range from tendinitis, muscle cramping, and arthritis. Joint can also be lax and cause pain. If rest, ice and anti-inflammatory meds don't help, get it checked out.
Last updated Oct 30, 2018


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