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I'm having a appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon next month about chronic pain in both hands especially the two thumb joints at the bottom of the wrist extremely painful what will the options be .
Submitted: 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

I am sorry to hear about your problems, and I will try to assist.

What is your age & sex, and is there any relevant medical history that you would like to share?

Family history of similar problems, how long these symptoms have been happening, any treatment that you are taking, and any other diseases/ medicines?

Warm regards

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hi I'm 58 male and had symptoms for two years taking tramadol at the moment
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

These sound like arthritis, possibly age related osteoarthritis.

I agree that going to the orthopedician to confirm the diagnosis is an important step.

After a few tests, blood and X ray probably, specific treatment and physiotherapy would help in relieving your symptoms,

You can get some more information about treatment here

http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/osteoarthritis/treatment.php

http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/osteoarthritis-treatment-care

Warm regards

Dr Gupta, MD

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Can you tell me what kind of treatment please
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

The treatment will depend on the diagnosis, and once that is confirmed, specific measures can be introduced to control the pain and swelling in the joints.

There is no cure, but treatments are available to manage symptoms. Long-term management of the disease will include several factors:

  • Managing symptoms, such as pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Improving joint mobility and flexibility
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting enough of exercise

I have already sent a couple of links that should help you get going,

You can get some more information about treatment here

http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/osteoarthritis/treatment.php

http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/osteoarthritis-treatment-care

Warm regards
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