Pain In Right Thumb Joint

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Oh, My Aching Hands: The Thumb

Primates, including human beings, are separated from the rest of the animal kingdom by one important digit - the first digit, the thumb. Imagine trying to hold onto a needle, a pen, or a hammer without a thumb; nearly impossible. That is why when the thumb becomes painful and useless a person can lose a job, lose a hobby, and lose the ability to live independently. Three common conditions affect the thumb: arthritis, de Quervain's Tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Unfortunately, these...

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