Lake Worth, FL
A 45-year-old male asked:
I have a mild degenerative change in the first carpal metacarpal joint, is this thumb arthritis and can i lift weights and exercise?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
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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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 positions may increase thumb pain.
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Last updated Apr 2, 2018
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