U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
CA
A 16-year-old member asked:

why are my thumbs so short and stubby?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Natural variation: There is a whole host of variations on size and shape of human body. What you consider short and stubby may be eminently suited for some tasks and vocations and would put you at a competitive advantage. Make the best use of your God given assets and talents. May He bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the weird tingly feeling in thumbs?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 23 years experience
Pinched nerve: Sounds like a pinched nerve, most likely from your neck. See a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon for a evaluation.
A 42-year-old member asked:

My thumbs always lock up. Why does this happen?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Tendon catching: Sounds like you have developed what is commonly referred to as a "trigger thumb". In essence, your thumb tendon is getting stuck as it attempts to glide through its sheath. Can often be remedied with a cortisone injection or surgical release.
Louisville, KY
A 28-year-old female asked:

My thumbs move like they are frost bitten. Really slow. Just the movement not the cold feeling. What is this?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Both Thumbs Stiff: There are 765 known causes of bilateral thumb stiffness, but the top five are bilateral small joint arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, symmetrical arthritis, osteoarthritis, and lupus, without further details, it is very hard to say, but you should definitely want to rule out lupus or another related connective tissue disorder. Does your work/avocation involve repetitive hand movements? Check w/ md.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my thumbs been swollen for almost a year. What can I do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Have doctor look: I hope this isn't an injury or other problem you have waited too long to check.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why is it that my thumbs keep locking or clicking?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Trigger finger: Typically has a locking or clicking tendon, other things can click in a finger or thumb such as a joint, a tendon snapping over a bone spur , other areas of tendon irritation in the wrist, even a cyst or tumor on a tendon or just a joint click from. Normal motion but yes it sounds like the description you give is that of a trigger thumb. Many get permanent relief from corticosteroid injection.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Jul 21, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.