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Thumb knuckle pain, unable to move it, pain on movement in certain ways. Arthritis?

I m a 45 female, right thumb not from the tip but from the knuckle down hurts terribly. I ve been managing the pain for over a year because it was bearable. Now I cant turn a key in a door or car. cant open any bottles, cant put my hair back in a pony tail. basically nothing. if Im typing or just not using the hand I really dont feel so bad, just when it moves a certain way. Is this arthritis?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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The pain in your knuckle down your thumb is likely to be due to an inflammation in the tendon or tendonitis. It is not likely to be due to arthritis. You need to take anti inflammatory medicines and do a hot fomentation for symptomatic relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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