A 21-year-old male asked:
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?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Hector Amaya answered
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
Dr. Elizabeth Black answered
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
Dr. Vasu Brown answered
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
Dr. Michael Aron answered
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
Dr. Michael Raemisch answered
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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