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Causes Of Joint Pain In The Thumb
Thumb CMC arthritis?: One of the most common causes of pain at the base of the thumb is arthritis. Pain usually increases with pinching or opposing the thumb across the palm. An x-ray may help with diagnosis. Maybe try a splint that immobilizes the thumb for a while to see if it helps. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hand was crushed in 2008, after that developed carpel tunnel, had surgery, just found out have dip thumb joint could crush be the cause?
Traumatic arthritis : Sounds like the crush to your hand started a cascade of problems. Carpal tunnel can develop for a multitude of problems. It sounds like you are describing joint changes if the ip joint in your thumb. If it was previously injured you are a increased risk for developing arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump on my thumb joint and swelling. Using my hand causes shooting pain in the thumb. Xray normal. Test to determine cause? Type of dr?
On the base & 2nd joints of my thumb are very painful & puffy & i have a knotty prominence going over the top of my hand.
My thumb is stiff & painful the joint closes to the hand has a knot on it. If I bend my thumb its like it pops out of place an very painful?
See orthopedist: You should see an orthopedist who can examine you, possibly do an X-ray or other radiologic study and properly diagnose your problem. ...Read more
Tendon swelling: Trigger thjumb occurs when the digital flexor tendon begins to swell, from either trauma or overuse. As it swells it becomes stuck at the entrance of the finger, based in the palm at the base of the finger. This will cause occasional clicking, stiffness, and occasionally overt locking. Treatment is anti inflammatories, rest, injections, or a simple trigger release. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have salty deposits growing on my thumb joints- both hands. Not sure if its gout or kidney issues?
Maybe both?: You are describing what sounds like tophi. Gout and kidney disease go hand in hand. Uric acid building up in the body can be due to sluggish kidneys' inability to excrete it adequately. On the other hand, too much uric acid may lead to kidney disease itself. If you have had gout in the past, you should be on treatment for this and following a diet low in purines (your doctor can help with this). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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