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pain in palm of hand near thumb

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Basilar thumb pain: Could be gamekeeper's thumb, which is a ligament sprain. Could also be occult, or hidden, fracture that will show up on further imaging such as a repe ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Entrapment: Seems entrapment neuropathy at wrist. Use a wrist splint and See PMD. Low thyroid or repetative work can cause it.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Every time you numbness that tell some things have to do with the nerves, inflammation, pressure locally or proximal and distal to the area, i see you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Very common: pain at the base of the thumb is often a tendinitis from overuse and no history of trauma. A bowling type splint or wrist splint at walmart can help. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in Pain Management
Need more info: There are a number of things that could cause that but you need to see someone who can take a good history and do a good physical examination. A good ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Nerve damage: It sounds as if your hand is spasming and possible nerve entrapment. See your doctor to determine cause.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
15 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carpal tunnel?: Pain, numbness, tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger along with hand weakness suggests carpal tunnel syndrome. You should get an electro dia ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Pain in joints of the fingers may signal the onset of inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. Your doctor will want to take a history, perf ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Radial nerve pain??: You are describing pain in the distribution of the radial nerve. That comes out of your neck and goes thru your armpit and down your arm to your hand. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Need examination: You should be examined by a neurologist in all likelihood and very possibly you may benefit from an EMG which is an electrical test. Also, an imaging ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hand surgeon: The locking finger suggests joint damage of your 5th finger. The pain on motion at the wrist radiating toward the elbow is consistent with an impingem ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hand pain: Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy are some of the common reasons.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience in Neurology
Seek evaluation: There are some questions that first need to be asked and some exam findings but it may be that you have a focal neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndr ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Pr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Sprain: There are quite a few ligaments and tendons around the base of the thumb and joints of the hand therefore any injury to this area can easily result i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Injury??: Sounds like a bruise. If you had significant trauma to the finger then you should get an x-ray to see if it is broken.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Graw
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched Nerve: Your description sounds like you have a pinched nerve until proven otherwise! with muscle atrophy compared to the opposite side i would get this chec ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis could: Be playing a part especially if you have had an injury in the past. Outside of that it could very well be a trigger finger if it is an isolated finge ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience in General Practice
Carpal tunnel: syndrome is probably the cause . See your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience in Hand Surgery
May b carpal tunnel: Pain of the thumb, index finger, and middle finger may b cts. Usually the ring and small finger r not involved. If symptoms persist you should see yo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Rheumatologic eval: Rheumatology evaluation to identify type and possibly cause of arthritis.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Probably jammed the joint. Rest the thumb. Ice if helps. But if you rest the thumb should recovery but may take a few weeks
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Ulnar nerve: You are describing a sensory nerve issue, not motor. It's possible to have compression or entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the wrist or elbow. Someti ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Wrist Arthritis: This is a statement not a question. Do you have a specific question regarding your wrist?
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