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Arthritis Thumb Knuckle
A condition where there 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
My wife is suffering from arthritis. She has her thumb knuckles swollen, her back near the lower rib cage and her back knee very pain. What to do?
See details: I have no idea what medical options one has in Nepal. If you are able to see a rheumatologist then do it. Otherwise have a primary care doctor evaluated the issue. ...Read more
Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?
Wrist pain so bad I can not move my hand at times, no injury, hurts real bad when pressed on the wrist joint thumb side. I'm thinking arthritis?
Could be arthritis?: Ck with pcp. Does pain go up arm, was there history of trauma? - rule out carpal tunnel. ...Read more
Imhave mild arthritis in right thumb have pain in hand and lowerback pain after sleep and knee pain and fatigue what are these symptom?
Joint pain: It is common to have joint pain upon awakening when people reach their 50-60, fatigue has so many things it can be associated with it would be hard to provide advice without a consult. So. If these symptoms are becoming more pronounced you should be evaluated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sharp pain just below thumb on left hand when I twist wrist in certain way. Could this be arthritis or is it likely to be muscle pain.
Joint pain: Pain in that location could be arthritis. Another possibility is dequervain's tenosynovitis, which is a tendon inflammation often caused by the way your wrist/thumb is extended or flexed against a force. An exam by your doctor can help to narrow down the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: There are many types of arthritis that can effect your hands. Some causes include, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and lupus. If you think you may have arthritis get a evaluation so you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's uncommon, but..: If you've had a significant injury including a fracture - especially one that extends into the joint, say of the thumb or the bones in the wrist - there might be the beginning of arthritis development. An xray could help show if there's any arthritis there. Best of luck! ...Read more
Is it possible to get arthritis at the base of the hand, in that area where you catch yourself when you fall?
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See details: Then see your primary care or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
Hand Exercises: The best hand exercises are to improve and maintain range of motion. Getting a soft rubber ball and squeezing it helps with establishing motion and strengthening. Also getting small objects, such as marbles and picking them up individually works more with fine motor control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This would depend on the kind of arthritis you have and what you mean about "hand therapy". Many have plain and simple osteoarthritis of the hands and it is painful. Warm parafin baths help. Usually no "hand therapy" needed. Some have rheumatoid arthritis and may need some splinting and other hand therapy and orthopedic treatment by a specialist in hand care. Hope this answered your question? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer