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A 60-year-old female asked:

My mom has severe thumb arthritis and is in a lot of pain, what should she do to manage the pain, besides the splint & anti-inflammatory?

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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. Cortisone injections can help if one is careful to try only a few of them ( one a year)

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Last updated Nov 13, 2015

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