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The first joint (knuckle) of my thumb keeps locking and ...

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The first joint (knuckle) of my thumb keeps locking and will not bend voluntarily


This is called as trigger thumb and occurs commonly in diabetic and osteoarthritis. Following is the treatment;

1) oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,

2) steroid injection/shot at the site of trigger,

3) splint/brace

4) Physical therapy

If these measures fail, surgery may be resorted. Read about it in details in this resource;

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