Pain In The Hand and Arm

Understanding Hand Pain: A Four-Part Series on Evaluation, Causes, and Treatment A few years back, I took care of a middle-aged woman with burning pain in her hands. It was worse in her right hand compared with her left. In addition, she was very weak in both of her...

Pain at the base of the Thumb

Did you know that the most common place for arthritis in the body is at the base of the thumb?  Why?  Because this is the area with the largest amount of mobility.  Look at the model below. Do you see where the 1st metacarpal attaches to the bone below it? The bone...