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Doctor insights on: Atrophy In The Thumb Muscle

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What is the best steroid to heal a ucl hand injury and atrophied thumb muscle?

What is the best steroid to heal a ucl hand injury and atrophied thumb muscle?

Won't work: While steroid injection may help with the symptoms of an ulnar collateral ligament injury they will not facilitate healing or improve outcome. High grade acute ucl injuries usually require repair, while chronic high grade injuries usually require reconstructions for joint stabilization. Rehabilitation after repair or reconstruction will usually help reverse muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can you get muscle atrophy on your thumb if you ignore carpal tunnel for years and will surgery fix it?

Can you get muscle atrophy on your thumb if you ignore carpal tunnel for years and will surgery fix it?

Yes, and may be: Carpal tunnel can cause atrophy of the thenar (thumb) muscles and it may recover following surgery, provided the damage to the nerves has not become irreversible. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001469/. ...Read more

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There is pain in the muscle below my thumb. What could this be?

There is pain in the muscle below my thumb. What could this be?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Is my thumb fractured if the big muscle hurts?

Is my thumb fractured if the big muscle hurts?

It could be: When the fracture at the base or at second joint they could heart a lot. ...Read more

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Help with a potential thumb injury--muscle is really weak?

Help with a potential thumb injury--muscle is really weak?

Need more info: Weakness of the thumb can be caused by injury to the median nerve - one of major nerves that innervates part of your hand. However, it's impossible to know how to address this problem without more information about the nature of your injury. ...Read more

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Which extensor muscle is assosciated with hammer thumb deformity.

Which extensor muscle is assosciated with hammer thumb deformity.

Extensor pollicis : Longus. But if your thumb is "hammering" it might actually be triggering and that has to do with the flexor tendon getting hung up in the a1 pulley at the base if your thumb on the palmar aspect of your hand. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my muscle underneath my thumb moves? Also, the bone underneath my thumb has been hurting.. any answers?

Is it normal if my muscle underneath my thumb moves? Also,  the bone underneath my thumb has been hurting.. any answers?

Thumb pain is common: Thumb problems can be simple or complex. the joint at the base of the thumb is known as a saddle joint. The joint at the base of the thumb is commonly afflicted with arthritis at advanced ages. This sometimes responds to oral pain relievers but may require a corticosteroid injection for temporary relief. Surgery is needed for severe unrelenting pain. I hope this helps! ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more