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How to get rid of thumb pain on the right?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Try few things, 1st.
Localized, unilateral joint/muscle pain has a variety of causes, most likely some kind of trauma, repeated movements leading to mm strain, early osteoarthritis--old bone or degenerative arthrittis-- at base of thumb is very often the joint first affected.
Rest it (play piano, use computer or texting a lot?), ice it, perhaps anti-inflammatory (advil, alleve), for a week. If persists, check w doc.

In brief: Try few things, 1st.
Localized, unilateral joint/muscle pain has a variety of causes, most likely some kind of trauma, repeated movements leading to mm strain, early osteoarthritis--old bone or degenerative arthrittis-- at base of thumb is very often the joint first affected.
Rest it (play piano, use computer or texting a lot?), ice it, perhaps anti-inflammatory (advil, alleve), for a week. If persists, check w doc.
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