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A 54-year-old female asked:

I am having severe pain in my basal thumb joint of my right hand, arthritis?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Probably: That's a common area for the most common form of arthritis to start osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease it may be called. The joint typically looks a bit swollen and may feel a bit warm. Get your doctor to check it out though because it may be other things, an x-ray can confirm.
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Arthritis: This is a very common site for arthritis . Start with an icing program for 20 min three times a day . Antiinflammm medication if your primary care will allow you to take.
Dr. Dann Byck
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Probably: Basilar joint arthritis is a very common problem. In fact, hand specialists see it daily. There are treatments that are non-operative which can give relief, but ultimately you may need to have surgery. See your hand specialist.

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