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What exactly is mcp joint in the hand?

What exactly is mcp joint in the hand?

Knuckle: The mcp joint is the metacarpal (hand bones) phalangeal (finger bones) joint. ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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Moderate to severe pain in 2nd and 3rd posterior MCP joints on dominant hand. Pain worse with adduction and extension of fingers. Cause?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Thumb injury--can you tell me what does narrowing of the first mcp joint mean?

Thumb injury--can you tell me what does narrowing of the first mcp joint mean?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See ortho: Sprains can have different grades of severity. If you're still experiencing pain, it's time to see an orthopedic hand surgeon for further evaluation given the length of time. You may also need physical therapy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hand surgeon: Should see a hand surgeon for evaluation as the thumb is extremely important. It is likely that either the splint is not fitted properly to you (after swelling down, after manipulation, etc.), or that you have a more serious ligamentous tear. ...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 can cause blue hand joints?

What can cause blue hand joints?

Raynaud's: Disease or syndrome is one entity that can do this. This is more common in cold weather it is a vasospasm of the small blood vessles of the digits. ...Read more

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What causes random sharp pains in hand joints?

What causes random sharp pains in hand joints?

See below: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly your physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan. ...Read more

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Pain in hand & finger & nuckle joints?

Pain in hand & finger & nuckle joints?

Because of the #....: Because of the number of joints involved, you need to see a rheumatologist to exclude inflammatory arthritis! talk to your pcp first! ...Read more

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Why does regular use cause larger joints in your hands?

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

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What can cause joint swelling in the hands?

What can cause joint swelling in the hands?

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 more

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What can I do for joint pains in both hands?

Joint pain: Have you been diagnosed with arthritis? I would see your physician for appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more