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My thumb joint keeps hurting?

My thumb joint keeps hurting?

Thumb pain: Are you doing a repetitive activity that keeps irritating or adds pressure to your thumbs? Early side for arthritis. ...Read more

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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How to I get relief from snapping thumb joint?

How to I get relief from snapping thumb joint?

Difficult: Best to see a hand surgeon for care. All the best. ...Read more

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Why can't my thumb joint be surgically cleaned out?

Why can't my thumb joint be surgically cleaned out?

Technically it can: But it is usually of little benefit, because of the small size of the thumb joints. Depends on which joint as well. If you have pain or DJD in your basal thumb joint or cmc joint it can be cleaned out with a procedure called a trapezium resection and suspensionplasty. Great surgery 97-99% success rate. The other thumb joints can either be fused, but this sig. Decreases thumb function. ...Read more

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Right thumb joint is fused. Can it be made to bend?

Right thumb joint is fused. Can it be made to bend?

An ip Jtlw fusion: At the thumb tip or an MP joint fusion at the large knuckle typically cannot be taken down and made to move. However if you have had a fusion at the base of the thumb or what is called the CMC joint then at times that fusion and be removed and the thumb stabilized with some type of tendon transfer or inter-position and motion can be restored partially. There are many variables to consider first. ...Read more

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What do you do when your thumb joint hurts after injury?

What do you do when your thumb joint hurts after injury?

See your doc: If you have a fracture and it is not treated you could be in for problems later. An x-ray at the very least. ...Read more

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How to figure out why I can't move my lower thumb joint?

How to figure out why I can't move my lower thumb joint?

Trigger finger?: Most likely causes of lack of thumb motion are trigger thumb, tendon rupture or joint injury. Assume lower means ip joint, you need to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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In what way can u tell if a thumb joint is broken or sprung?

X-ray and medical: Eval can help to differentiate a fracture from a sprain. ...Read more

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I have pain in my thumb joint I think its the mp joint what are some causes of this?

Tendon/joint: Pain at the level of the metacarpophalangeal (mp) joint without antecedent trauma is most commonly due to trigger thumb. The pain and tenderness is located on the palmar (front) surface. Other symptoms include morning. Another cause of mp joint pain is arthritis. After trauma, causes include tendonitis, sprain, joint injury (cartilage damage) and fracture. See a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small growth just about a 1/4 in. Below my thumb joint (outside) I think it grew. Sometimes hurts, not always.

I have a small growth just about a 1/4 in. Below my thumb joint (outside) I think it grew. Sometimes hurts, not always.

Growth on thumb: Without seeing the lesion, I can't speculate as to what it is. You should consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do for thumb joint discomfort?

What do I do for thumb joint discomfort?

RICE: Rest, immobilization, cold and exersice. Thumb joint pain, especially at the base, is usually arthritis. I start with a brace and oral steroids and if pain persists, injections and therapy follow. If I can't relieve the pain and x-rays show arthritis, I will procede with arthroplasty. Surgery consists of removing the arthritic bone and replacing it with tendon. ...Read more

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Why does my thumb joint keeps swelling after I pop it?

Injury: You are most likely causing a localized acute arthritis every time you pop your joint. I would certainly refrain from intentionally doing this and if it happens, apply ice, take Ibuprofen (if you can) and elevate it. See your doctor if concern. ...Read more

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What is causing my thumb joint to be painful, and itchy.

What is causing my thumb joint to be painful, and itchy.

Painful and itchy: There could be so many reasons for that. It hard to make a determination without taking a look. ...Read more

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My thumb joint keeps cracking randomly (it doesn't matter if I'm doing any activity or whatever), how do I stop this from happening? Any excercises?

My thumb joint keeps cracking randomly (it doesn't matter if I'm doing any activity or whatever), how do I stop this from happening? Any excercises?

Joint cracking: Cracking sounds occur when a-bubbles form in joints as they are pulled apart, b-Rapid stretching of ligaments, and other possible etiologies. Old wive's tale of popping the joints, especially knuckles, leads to arthritis or other joint problems. However, medical research has so far failed to conclusively demonstrate any connection between knuckle cracking and long-term joint problems. ...Read more

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What causes thumb joint and wrist pain?

Can be: Numbness and tingling is commonly nerve related, and the ulnar nerve supplies sensation to the small and part of the ring fingers. It can be injured at the elbow, in the forearm, or within the palm. Pain at the elbow / forearm / wrist after a fall can be due to ligamentous or bony injury. Early evaluation which should include xrays in important, preferably by an orthopaedic or hand specialist. ...Read more

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What is itchy lump on thumb joint?

What is itchy lump on thumb joint?

Unknown: How long have you had it? What does it look like? Is it painful or itchy or swollen or? Please be more specific. ...Read more

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Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Thumb pain: Infection, inflammation, foreign body reaction.
Should have it evaluated as your thumb is very important to have. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Will I have to spend time off school if I have a thumb joint fusion?

Will I have to spend time off school if I have a thumb joint fusion?

Depends: Is it your dominant thumb (writing hand)? You may want a day or two off if it is very painful after surgery. ...Read more