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Treat thumb arthritis to give pain-free thumbs up

Published On: Jul 30 2013 11:05:41 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 14 2013 04:43:29 PM CDT

By Mayo Clinic News Network

Whether it’s getting in the way of your mad skills on a video game -- or it’s interfering with your job -- thumb arthritis is a common complaint.

In fact, about 1 in 10 people will have to see a doctor for a painfully stubborn thumb.

Women are six times more likely than men to have a problem, according to the Mayo Clinic.