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Doctor insights on: Arthritis In Thumb Joint

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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,357 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is it true that aching in thumb joint is always arthritis?

Is it true that aching in thumb joint is always arthritis?

No: Can be ligamentous injury, synovitis, tendonitis, gout or other inflammatory condition. Or could be post traumatic deformity due to previous fracture you need to seek follow up care. Osteoarthritis is most common arthritic change of thumb joints and you are very young for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do you know if aching in thumb joint always means arthritis?

Do you know if aching in thumb joint always means arthritis?

Not always: could be ligament sprain as well. See sport medicine doctor to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?

Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?

No it will not: There is no reason for arthritis to develope due to amputation of pinky.Yes you can get arthritis in any joint like anybody else but not related to amputation of pinky. ...Read more

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Could this be cancer or arthritis? 1" lump inside above left elbow swollen and tender, entire elbow slightly swollen. Also wrist and left thumb joint. Avid golfer......

Could this be cancer or arthritis? 1"  lump inside above left elbow swollen and tender, entire elbow slightly swollen. Also wrist and left thumb joint.  Avid golfer......

If : If you are an avid golfer the first thing that that comes to mind is an injury due to the sport , although unusual that the whole arm is involved , and is very difficult to give an opinion with out seen the lump or the swelling , since these are objective findings , that are important to evaluate and observe by the same person that gives the answer .A pulled or thorn tendon , proximal to the elbow or an olecranon bursitis and an associate lesion by the same mechanis in the wrist and theleft thumb may be a consideration and should be defined by physical exam and the exact details of how this two lesions apeared , and the correlation they may have with golf.To consider cancer or athrtis , a more systemic , meaning the rest of the body , involvent should be present with fatigue , weight loss etc etc at any rate , you need an evaluation by an orthopedic or a sports doctor first . Crystal arthrtis could do this if the elbow lesion is an inflamation of the elbow , but you ought to know at least that you have gout , it would be unusual three site location for a first episode. ...Read more

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I have pain in my thumb joint I think its the mp joint what are some causes of this?

I have pain in my thumb joint I think its the mp joint what are some causes of this?

Tendon/joint: Pain at the level of the metacarpophalangeal (mp) joint without antecedent trauma is most commonly due to trigger thumb. The pain and tenderness is located on the palmar (front) surface. Other symptoms include morning. Another cause of mp joint pain is arthritis. After trauma, causes include tendonitis, sprain, joint injury (cartilage damage) and fracture. See a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more