Arthritis

Question
Posted by: Abdool Sahib | 2017/11/19

Q.

Pain in left thumb at the end joint

it is also painful if i press the join. The pain is also travelling throughout my arm. The pain is now over 10 days. I am taking Panados and sometimes 1/2 Mybulen. i cant take more as it is making me feel funny in my stomach. i turned 64 on 7/11/2017.

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2017/12/12

You probably have De Quervains tenosynovitis, which affects the snuffbox tendons.

Try rubbing Voltaren gel around the area. Alternatively, injection in the tendon sheath will provide great relief.

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