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Thumb Pain - Causes - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - Pain Relief

Information on thumb pain, arthritis, conditions, causes, diagnosis, symptoms, pain relief, prevention, surgery and treatment. The thumb is often considered the most important digit. Consisting of three joints, controlled with tendons and muscles, the thumbs movement and rotation is complex. Arthritis at the base of the thumb is common, severely affecting hand function and grasp.
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Thumb Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint, including the thumb. Most often, osteoarthritis of the thumb develops after a person is 40 years old.

Arthritis Hand Photo Gallery
Hand damage and deformity caused by arthritis can include nodules, swelling, stiffness, ulnar drift, contractures, and other problems. Photos of hands damaged by arthritis.

BlackBerry Thumb Can Aggravate Arthritis
BlackBerry Thumb is a catch-all name applied to a painful condition. Numbness and pain in the thumb and joints of the hand are symptoms caused by the repetitive stress of using a BlackBerry device or other handheld wireless PDA's (personal digital assistants).

What Is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis?
DeQuervain's tenosynovitis affects a specific tendon on the side of the wrist near the base of the thumb.

Top Paraffin Wax Baths
Immerse your hands in hot wax and soothe away arthritis aches and pains. Some paraffin wax spas accommodate feet and elbows too.

The Pain Relief Quiz
How much do you know about relieving pain? Pain serves as the signal that something is wrong in the body. There are many pain relieving techniques which can be tried. Do you know about the various pain treatment options? Take the Pain Relief Quiz.

The Pain Quiz - Acute vs. Chronic Pain
There's more to know about pain than the fact that it hurts. Do you know the difference between acute and chronic pain? Do men and women respond to pain differently? How many older people take a painkiller on a regular basis? What is R.I.C.E.? Are there any non-drug pain relievers? How much do you know about pain?

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Screening Quiz
It's a condition you hear a lot about, but do you understand carpal tunnel syndrome? More importantly, do you have any of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? Take our screening quiz.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Test Your Knowledge
The wrist is surrounded by a band of tissue. Between the band of tissue and the wrist bone is the carpal tunnel. How much do you know about carpal tunnel syndrome? Take our quiz.

What Actions Help Preserve Manual Dexterity?
What actions help preserve manual dexterity in people with arthritis of the hand?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Hand Deformity: Is It Inevitable?
Rheumatoid arthritis hand deformity is a common symptom of the disease. Is it Inevitable? Can it be prevented?

What Are Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)?
Osteophytes, also called bone spurs, develop in joints damaged by arthritis. Imaging studies may show osteophytes in the thumb joint.

Spasms - Thumb
Spasms are contractions of the hands, thumbs, feet, or toes that are sometimes seen with muscle cramps, twitching, and convulsions (tetany). They can be severe and painful.

Finger and Thumb Arthritis
Finger and thumb arthritis is common because there are 27 bones in each hand! This means that there are many joints in the fingers that can develop arthritis.

Thumb Arthritis
The thumb is generally considered to be the most important single digit in the hand. The basal joint of the thumb, or carpometacarpal joint, is made up of a carpal or wrist bone (trapezium) and the first or metacarpal bone of the thumb, from SouthEastern Hand Center.

Trigger Thumb
Painful triggering or locking of the thumb is a common malady that can significantly interfere with hand function and the performance of routine activities, from eMedicine.

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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