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Thumb Osteoarthritis - Causes - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treatment

Osteoarthritis (OA) in the thumbs can cause pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. Learn about thumb osteoarthritis causes, diagnosis, symptoms, pain relief, and treatment.
  1. Osteoarthritis Basics
  2. Osteoarthritis Diagnosis
  3. Osteoarthritis Symptoms
  4. Osteoarthritis Treatment
  5. Thumb Pain Information

Thumb Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Thumb osteoarthritis is painful and can affect normal hand movements and usual daily activities.

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. Furthermore, we are very dependent on our fingers for many normal activities. Any problem that affects these joints can limit many normal activities.

BlackBerry Thumb Can Aggravate Arthritis
BlackBerry Thumb is a catch-all name applied to a painful condition. BlackBerry Thumb is a recognized condition and increasingly frequent complaint of people who conduct business on-the-go using mobile communication devices.

Arthritis of the Thumb
Arthritis is a condition that irritates or destroys a joint. Although there are several types of arthritis, the one that most often affects the joint at the base of the thumb (the basal joint) is osteoarthritis, from AAOS.

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