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What can cause the joint that connects my thumb to my hand to hurt?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Thumb CMC arthritis?

One of the most common causes of pain at the base of the thumb is arthritis.
Pain usually increases with pinching or opposing the thumb across the palm. An x-ray may help with diagnosis. Maybe try a splint that immobilizes the thumb for a while to see if it helps. Good luck!

In brief: Thumb CMC arthritis?

One of the most common causes of pain at the base of the thumb is arthritis.
Pain usually increases with pinching or opposing the thumb across the palm. An x-ray may help with diagnosis. Maybe try a splint that immobilizes the thumb for a while to see if it helps. Good luck!
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Arthritis

The joint at the base of the thumb is a common location for osteoarthritis.
Pain is typically worse with thumb use, particularly pinching, opening jars, and turning keys. Initial treatment is anti-inflammatory medication, rest, and use of a thumb brace. If pain persists you should see a hand surgeon.

In brief: Arthritis

The joint at the base of the thumb is a common location for osteoarthritis.
Pain is typically worse with thumb use, particularly pinching, opening jars, and turning keys. Initial treatment is anti-inflammatory medication, rest, and use of a thumb brace. If pain persists you should see a hand surgeon.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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