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Conyers, GA
A 52-year-old female asked:

moving my left thumb feels like i'm tearing a rubber band at the base of the thumb & is excruciating. touching it feels like electricity & burns. ?

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Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Thumb: Don't state age, type work. Base thumb consists three carpel ( wrist) bones as base. If used frequently like typing or holding thing between sthumb and forefinger puts lot pressure at this base. Called triscaphoid arthritis. Consult dr. As diagnosis is clinical, usually don't need x-ray. But there are supports or braces, also meds can massage into area like voltaren (diclofenac) gel. Physical therapy technique.

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Last updated Apr 23, 2013

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