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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?

The CMC joint : Or carpometacarpal joint is at the base of the metacarpal The side that is towards the wrist away from the knuckle. in the thumb the CMC joint is the trapeziometacarpal join ...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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What are disadvantages if any of being double jointed?

What are disadvantages if any of being double jointed?

Joint injury: Ligamentous laxity can led to joint subluxation or dislocation without a significant injury. You need to keep the muscles around the joint strong to prevent injury. With multiple injuries you have an increased chance to develop arthritis in that joint. ...Read more

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Can morphea affect joints?

Can morphea affect joints?

Not really: If the morphea is overlying a joint, it can lead to difficulty with moving that joint and contractures, but otherwise it does not cause arthrtis. ...Read more

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Why do my joints hurt so bad?

Please get : Medically checked so that you can be accurately diagnosed and a treatment plan can be developed for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Is hypermobile double jointed?

Is hypermobile double jointed?

Yes: Yes, the terms hyper mobile, double jointed, and ligamentous laxity can all be used to describe equivalent conditions. ...Read more

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Does cold cause pain in joints?

Does cold cause pain in joints?

Potentially: Cold can cause pain in joints, particularly if they are arthritic, ...Read more

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Achy joints tired all the time?

Achy joints tired all the time?

Inflammation: without an exam, I can only give general information, but overall inflammation would imply an overall condition. Mostly... an infection.. mostly a cold. BUT autoimmune disease is possible. ...Read more

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Will my si joint ever heal 100%?

Will my si joint ever heal 100%?

It certainly could: The si or sacro-iliac joint is the joint line where the two ilea and the sacrum come together to form the ring of the pelvis. If stressed this line of semi-fusion of the two bones can become sore and painful. This can be from an accident, over activity, or other stresses and inflammation. With the right therapy, rest, medicaiton and treatment, one may heal and never have another problem. ...Read more

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