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I'm finding it difficult to hold things for a long time without my thumb hurting , could this be arthritis?

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Dr. R. Jan Gurley answered

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Yes, or other things: The base of the thumb is one of the most common sites for osteoarthritis. However, there are many other conditions that can cause pain in the thumb when holding things - including disorders of the spine (with referred pain). Time to get an evaluation.

Answered 8/17/2013

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Dr. Tracy Lovell answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - rheumatology

See below: It could be arthritis, tendonitis, or neuropathy. You will need to have an exam to help determine which one it is.

Answered 8/17/2013

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