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What do I do for thumb joint discomfort?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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