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Marion Milstead, M.D.
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Shreveport
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana
1500 Line Avenue, 1st floor
Shreveport
LA
71101

 

I have severe arthritis in many joints, but most painful joint is in my wrist area at the base of my thumb. There is a large “knot” and none of the medicines I’ve tried has helped the pain. Can anything be done? 

What you have is a basal joint, or CMC osteoarthritis. If you have already tried several medicines with no relief, bracing and steroid injections can be tried to obtain relief of the pain. If this does not work, various surgical procedures are available to stop the pain. These vary from tendon reconstruction, to fusion, to artificial joint replacement. All of these are indicated in different circumstances and your hand surgeon can evaluate your case and discuss the options with you.

 

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? 

This is a pinched nerve that occurs in the wrist. The nerve problem results in numbness, tingling, and sometimes pain that commonly affects the thumb, index, and long finger and is commonly worse at night or early in the morning on awakening. It is commonly seen in certain occupations that require repetitive us of the fingers, as well as in certain medical conditions such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. It is treated initially with alteration of activity. Vitamin B, oral anti-inflammatories, braces to sleep in, cortisone injections, nerve tests, and subsequently a minor surgical procedure to relieve the pressure on the nerve.

 



 

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