The condition commonly first shows up as a thick nodule (knob) or a short cord in the palm of the hand, just below the ring finger.
Arthritis of the Thumb (CMC Joint)
Arthritis is a condition in which a joint becomes inflamed inflamed (red, swollen, hot, and (red, swollen, hot, and painful). Degenerative arthritis is a condition in which a joint wears out, usually slowly over a period of many years.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common problem affecting the hand and wrist. Symptoms begin when the median nerve gets squeezed inside the carpal tunnel of the wrist.
Arthritis of the Finger Joints
Degenerative arthritis is a condition in which a joint wears out, or degenerates, usually slowly over a period of many years. The term arthritis means joint inflammation (pain, redness, heat, and swelling).
The TFC is an articular discus that lies on the pole of the distal ulna. It has a triangular shape and a biconcave body; the periphery is thicker than its center. The central portion of the TFC is thin and consists of chondroid fibrocartilage; this type of tissue is often seen in structures that can bear compressive loads.