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What is it wen the right hand the (thumb part) is swollen an very tender, not the thumb, down from the thumb a little..Almost by wrist..I barely can twist a top off a bottle , i can't peel potatoes, i really can't do much wit this hand....Help.....

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Dr. Neville Lewis
Orthopedic Surgery
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A number of diagnoses fit the symptoms including wrist tendonitis (dequervain's disease) to basilar thumb arthritis.
A careful exam and xray will help to solve the diagnosis.

In brief: A

A number of diagnoses fit the symptoms including wrist tendonitis (dequervain's disease) to basilar thumb arthritis.
A careful exam and xray will help to solve the diagnosis.
Dr. Neville Lewis
Dr. Neville Lewis
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Dr. Christopher Henley
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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The most common problems in the thumb are arthritis and tendonitis.
If your pain is close to the wrist and you're over 65 years of age, this might be arthritis. If you are much younger, the problem is more likely to be tendonitis. A hand specialist will be able to tell fairly quickly. The attached article may help as well.

In brief: The

The most common problems in the thumb are arthritis and tendonitis.
If your pain is close to the wrist and you're over 65 years of age, this might be arthritis. If you are much younger, the problem is more likely to be tendonitis. A hand specialist will be able to tell fairly quickly. The attached article may help as well.
Dr. Christopher Henley
Dr. Christopher Henley
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