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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Arthritis and Rheumatism
thumb pain in left thumb; greater mobility than normal; thmbs snaps; weakness, why?
You have a tenosynovitis of the first flexor phalangeal tendon which means a tendonitis of the tendon that pulls your thumb down. There should be tenderness when you press over your palm at the place the thumb starts. This requires a cortisone shot for treatment. Pill will not work.
Larry Houk, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Rheumatology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati