A 21-year-old male asked:
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i've been having pain on my hand between thumb and index finger on the fatty part. i could feel the pain under my thumb inside my hand. hurts to hold?

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Dr. Hector Amaya
19 years experience Internal Medicine
OA: I would suggest that depending your ocupation, if pain is elicit with grabbing such as stiffness one of the most common places of affection in osteoarthritis is the base of the thumb. Pain and stiffness are some of the symptoms and a simple x rays of the hand can make the diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 21, 2018
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Dr. Elizabeth Black
24 years experience Family Medicine
Hand pain: Hands take a lot of abuse daily and there are several muscles and ligaments that traverse this area and are at risk for injury, strain and tendonitis. The thumb has a particularly complex articulation (the way the joint and associated muscles assemble and function) and is a common site for problems. If painful, prolonged or debilitating, have it evaluated by your physician.
Answered on Oct 2, 2017
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Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Gall bladder issues: People who have gallbladder issues will have pain near thumb fatty pad - treat locally think globally.
Answered on Mar 10, 2018
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Dr. Michael Aron
33 years experience Hand Surgery
Could be many things: This could be the first sign of arthritis or could be an early trigger finger.
Answered on Mar 11, 2017
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
At age 22 I would think it be more in line of a Trigger thumb, or a nerve lesion or tendonitis/strain----- depending on occupation &/or Hx of any injury to it. Get to an orthopod to get it evaluated.
Apr 18, 2013
Dr. Michael Raemisch
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Arthritis: Arthritis at the base of the thumb gives the pains you describe. An x-ray can easily help identify it. A small thumb brace can be very helpful. Surgery is also an excellent fix if the case is bad.
Answered on Nov 7, 2017
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Irritated or bruised: You most likely had irritated or traumatized the bones and ligaments. Rest, ibuprofen and ice pack may help it heal.
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