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Basal Joint Arthritis

Basal joint arthritis occurs in the joint at the base of the thumb. The condition develops from normal use. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
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  5. Thumb Pain

Thumb Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Thumb osteoarthritis most commonly affects the joint at the base of the thumb, also known as the basal joint or the carpometacarpal joint.

Basal Joint Arthritis
This joint appears to be particularly prone to wear and tear from normal use of the hand. Many people appear to be predisposed to arthritis in this joint, with or without arthritis in their other joints, from E-hand.

Clinical Example: Basal joint arthritis
Thumb basal joint arthritis is a common condition which often affects both hands. It is painless in some people, but others have great difficulty because of pain and weakness of pinch. Over time, the thumb may draw into the palm and be compensated by stretching and hyperextending the adjacent metacarpophalangeal joint, from E-hand.

Fist Bump May Save Arthritic Hands
People with arthritis are turned off by shaking hands. Not because they are not friendly but rather it increases pain associated with hand arthritis.

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