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My thumb joint is very painful and swollen. Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger. Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Which thumb joint

there are three basic thumb joints.
If this is at the bottom of the thumb, this is the carpometacarpal joint. It is commonly involved in osteoarthritis. And you may have had some irritation in the joint because of the severe pain. You can discuss this with the physician, there are some splints she can wear, you can have an injection, there are medicines that you can take.

In brief: Which thumb joint

there are three basic thumb joints.
If this is at the bottom of the thumb, this is the carpometacarpal joint. It is commonly involved in osteoarthritis. And you may have had some irritation in the joint because of the severe pain. You can discuss this with the physician, there are some splints she can wear, you can have an injection, there are medicines that you can take.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See details

The major issue is usually arthritis or tendinitis.
See your doctor and have the thumb evaluated. You may need to see an orthopedist or rheumatologist as well.

In brief: See details

The major issue is usually arthritis or tendinitis.
See your doctor and have the thumb evaluated. You may need to see an orthopedist or rheumatologist as well.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Tendonitis

Possible tendonitis.
You need to see your family doctor and/or a hand surgeon.

In brief: Tendonitis

Possible tendonitis.
You need to see your family doctor and/or a hand surgeon.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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Dr. Bradford Romans
The thumb base is the most commonly affected joint for wear and tear arthritis "osteoarthritis".A properly placed steroid injection,after an X-ray,can give rapid relief.
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