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How to treat extreme joint pain in the thumbs?

How to treat extreme joint pain in the thumbs?

See a Hand Surgeon: The first step is identify the source of your thumb pain. A consult with a hand surgeon is the best place to start. Treatment will depend on the cause of the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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I am having intense stabbing joint pain in left thumb from unknown causes. What might it be?

I am having intense stabbing joint pain in left thumb from unknown causes. What might it be?

Several causes: Assuming there is no injury, most common cause of thumb pain is a trigger finger usually associated with a snapping sensation or loss of motion. Carpal tunnel, or arthritis can also cause thumb pain. Needs an evaluation by hand surgeon to properly diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Thumb joint pain at 19 years old. Are there any home remedies?

Thumb joint pain at 19 years old. Are there any home remedies?

See details: First of all, there are several causes for pain in that area. Have the issue evaluated to determine the cause. You can try ice, rest and aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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I'm getting intermittent sudden sharp and sever pain in end of thumb, not always same thumb, no injury or swelling. I have lupus, so have joint pain?

I'm getting intermittent sudden sharp and sever pain in end of thumb, not always same thumb, no injury or swelling. I have lupus, so have joint pain?

Arthritis: Lupus is a cause of inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis in the thumbs can be positional and activity related, so certain things can cause sharp, intermittent pain. Get an x-ray of your hands to find out. Start by getting an evaluation from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Are there DIY solutions for hands' and fingers' (particularly thumbs) joint pain resulting from overuse of game controllers and phone texting?

Well, yes: No one ever likes this response, but it's the only honest and accurate response there is: cut back on the video games and texting. With any kind of over-use injury caused by a repetitive activity, it will not get better until you cut back on the activity, often for 3-6 weeks until healing occurs, then prevent a recurrence by knowing your limits and resting when symptoms start to re-develop. ...Read more

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I noticed the positioning of my fingers are shifting towards my thumb not away from it what can cause this? I do have joint pain but neg RF pos ANA

Rheumatologist.: Patients who lack both RF and anti-CCP antibodies may be diagnosed with RA based upon findings otherwise characteristic of RA if appropriate exclusions of other diagnosis are met. Such patients with seronegative RA have usually less severe Rheumatoid Arthritis that those with RF positive. ...Read more

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Sudden sever and intermittent pain in thumb, no injury or swelling. Happens during normal activity and during rest. Have lupus joint pain. Whats prob?

Sudden sever and intermittent pain in thumb, no injury or swelling. Happens during normal activity and during rest. Have lupus joint pain. Whats prob?

Probably SLE: The most likely cause with your history is that it is arthritis due to i our sle. Other possibilities include carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical disk disease, and other types of arthritis or tendon injuries. I would recommend you speak with your rheumatologist about this at your next visit. ...Read more

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In the past month i've developed bony growths on 3 of my finger/knuckles & 1 of my thumbs. I have a lot of overall joint pain but this is new. Ideas?

In the past month  i've developed bony growths on 3 of my finger/knuckles & 1 of my thumbs. I have a lot of overall joint pain but this is new. Ideas?

That rapid a growth?: Osteoarthritis would not hit that quickly in an asymmetric fashion. Ii also bet you had pain as the bone enlarged. The only major bone forming arthritis is psoriatic arthritis. See your rheumatologist. If you or relatives have had psoriasis, it's the best bet! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more