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A 43-year-old member asked:

joint btw thumb and palm gets super painful & swollen w tiniest effort. started w thumb's severe accidental turn backwards. pt unhelpful. what to do?

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Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
General Surgery 21 years experience
Splint: Wear a splint that comes over the thumb every night, & a shorter version during the day. Take over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, & if it doesn't improve see a doctor for a steroid shot.

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Last updated Jun 7, 2015

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