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.

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

Arthritis. Chronic pain in the mp joint if the thumb is most likely caused by degeneration of the joint surfaced causing inflammation and pain. This could be from a remote injury that damaged the cartilage or chronic overuse. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...