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Doctor insights on: Cmc Joint

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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


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What are symptoms of cmc joint dislocation?

What are symptoms of cmc joint dislocation?

Let me help: Swelling, tenderness, and crepitation over cmc joints and deformity over that joint. ...Read more

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What should be done in case of minor cmc joint dislocation?

What should be done in case of minor cmc joint dislocation?

See a specialist: If the joint is not exactly lined up, you could have long term problems. The joint should be perfectly aligned. You should see a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Had a bone spur removed & joint fused in my hand a year ago and it still isn't pain free. Think it was a cmc joint. Is this normal to have pain still?

Had a bone spur removed & joint fused in my hand a year ago and it still isn't pain free. Think it was a cmc joint. Is this normal to have pain still?

See Hand surgeon: Considering your age, I am surprised that a cmc joint was fused unless you have had significant trauma or have some form of severe arthropathy. For ongoing pain, though, it would be best to see a hand surgeon, repeat x-rays, diagnose the problem and if indicated get some hand therapy to improve functionality of the hand. ...Read more

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Mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. What does it all mean?

Mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. What does it all mean?

Basal thumb joint OA: The base of the thumb is a very common spot for osteoarthritis. This diagnosis can usually be made without imaging studies, so if your doctor ordered an MRI scan, i suspect the doctor had some special concern or diagnosis in mind. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for minimal narrowing of the first and second carpometacarpal joints?

What's the treatment for minimal narrowing of the first and second carpometacarpal joints?

Depends.: If you have symptoms in those joints then maybe a pain reliever is in your futre. My suspicion is that this was an incidental finding and really means nothing. ...Read more

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Where are the trapeziometacarpal / carpometacarpal joints in the fingers?

Where are the trapeziometacarpal / carpometacarpal joints in the fingers?

At the base: The trapezio-metacarpal joint is also known as the 1st carpo-metacarpal joint at the base of the thumb. The carp-metacarpal joints are at the base of the fingers within the hand between the wrist bones (carpi) and the metacarpal bones of the fingers/hand ...Read more

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I am having pain while pressing and pressure while gripping or holding something in my carpometacarpal joint of the thumb. ?

I am having pain while pressing and pressure while gripping or holding something in my carpometacarpal joint of the thumb. ?

Most likely: Pain in the base of the thumb or cmc joint can be very debilitating. It is generally a result of osteoarthritis. However, you are pretty young to have it from oa. You may have basal joint pain syndrome, with tendonitis of your thumb, dequervains tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Get an appoinent with a hand surgeon to get some diagnostic testing and antiinflammatories. ...Read more

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