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Hand symptom - the muscular part at the thumb side is hurting, but don't know why?
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Arthritis
The most common cause of pain in the muscle at the base of the thumb is arthritis.
Pain is typically worse with use - especially pinching, turning a key, and trying to open a lid. Treatment is with splinting, medication, and heat. If pain persists see a hand surgeon.

In brief: Arthritis
The most common cause of pain in the muscle at the base of the thumb is arthritis.
Pain is typically worse with use - especially pinching, turning a key, and trying to open a lid. Treatment is with splinting, medication, and heat. If pain persists see a hand surgeon.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Rule out nerve prob
The muscular part at the thumb side of the hand is the thenar eminence, which is made up of the thenar (thumb) muscles.
Directly underneath is the 1st cmc joint or basal joint. Basal joint arthritis can cause pain in this area. However, peripheral nerve entrapment (median) proximal to the wrist and c5 nerve root irritation can cause similar pain. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation.

In brief: Rule out nerve prob
The muscular part at the thumb side of the hand is the thenar eminence, which is made up of the thenar (thumb) muscles.
Directly underneath is the 1st cmc joint or basal joint. Basal joint arthritis can cause pain in this area. However, peripheral nerve entrapment (median) proximal to the wrist and c5 nerve root irritation can cause similar pain. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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