A 62-year-old female asked:
Does thumb arthritis also cause pain in the wrist and partway up the forearm? does it make putting slight pressure on your hand very painful?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Possibly: Tendons pass along the path from the forearm,to the wrist and could be affected by severe arthritis at the thumb base, causing a tendinitis, probable cause of the forearm and wrist pain. Wrist splint, ice affected area, rest affected part, consider applying Voltaren gel now OTC to painful area. Good luck
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Last updated Jun 24, 2020
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