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Exactly Mcp Joint Hand
I'm missing an mcp joint (i think that's what it's called, its the bump below your thumb) on my right hand. What can I do?
Is it arthritis: The joint wears out, especially in women. If it is painful, see an orthopedist to learn if surgery is needed. ...Read more
Moderate to severe pain in 2nd and 3rd posterior MCP joints on dominant hand. Pain worse with adduction and extension of fingers. Cause?
Recommendations : Need to know more about your condition, like swelling or redness, history of trauma or overuse your hand professionally, history of involvement other joint before and so on. But anyway try now Motrin or Advil 400mg 3-4 times a day and some joint cream and rest for your hand./fingers for 2 weeks. Hope it will be better. ...Read more
A radial collateral ligament reconstruction of the MCP joint in my left thumb. Will my thumb ever open up? Or am I limited to the way my hand was cast
Unfortunately this-: -requires immobilization , & may or in Ur case did lead 2 some arthrofibrosis. This is due 2 3 things. The original injury, the invasive procedure & the post op immobilization . The cast is 4 immob. & Ur thumb should B mobile when it is removed, not stay in the same position. If U R just out of Ur cast, PT should help U attain motion. ...Read more
Negative RA blood work. MRI=bone erosion in MCP joint and wrist joint effusion. Pain in both hands. What are conditions other than RA it might be?
Rheumatoid arthritis: You should keep in mind that patients can still have rheumatoid arthritis even if blood work is negative, especially if the disease course is relatively early. Other conditions that can present similarly include but are not limited to lupus, gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis or osteoarthritis. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Arthritis: Narrowing of joint usually associated with cartilage damage and loss of height of articular cartilage. Could be traumatic or arthritic. If see narrowing on one side and opening up on opposite side with stress x-ray could indicate collateral ligament injury. Can see narrowing associated with fracture involving articular surface. See hand surgeon. ...Read more
I have darkish brown MCP thumb joints. Skin seems a little rough and dry there.I don't smoke or use meds.What could it be and what can I do about it?
Chronic skin: abrasion, irritation, trauma, use causes skin to thicken and darken. Joints get bent a lot. ...Read more
What is a way to test for thumb laxity in either side of the MCP joint of the thumb. I fell 7 weeks ago and it is still bothering me?
Yes: You test for laxity by gently trying to bend the joint in a direction it normally shouldn't bend. You can use your other thumb for comparison. If there is a difference you should see a doctor. ...Read more
5 1/2 weeks ago I fell playing softball and hurt my thumb.both sides of my MCP joint are bothering me. Do normal sprains last this long?
My left thumb hurts at the mcp joint on the radial side. I noticed the pain about 2 weeks ago & its getting worse. Splint doesn't help, what do I do?
I am having acute toe pain beside my toe nail accompanied by flu and wheezing. It is not an ingrown toe nail, nor any joint issue. What exactly is it?
Mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. What does it all mean?
Will mcp capsulitis, moderate bone marrow edema at 1st pisiform, mild edema at 1st metacarpal due to contusion/stress reaction, mild distension of 1st cmc joint capsule effect surgery on trigger thumb?
Adaptation: Regular use cause enlargement or hypertrophy of whatever extremity is being used. This is a normal response. Popping your knuckles does not cause larger joints. ...Read more
Many things: Joint swelling is one of the cardinal features of arthritis. Many forms of arthritis can affect the hands from non inflammatory disease such as osteoarthritis to inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Many other diseases may have arthritis as part of their overall presentation - like the arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease. There are many many possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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