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Thumb pain with tingling, also in the rest of the right hand, prior to that, I had a severe neck pain with "popping" sounds in the neck`s joints.?

Thumb pain with tingling, also in the rest of the right hand, prior to that, I had a severe neck pain with "popping" sounds in the neck`s joints.?

Nerve injury?: Your symptoms are concerning for cervical vertebral injury and associated nerve injury. Symptoms may resolve with over the counter pain meds, but you need to be seen by a physician. If your pain turns to weakness, you should be seen emergently ...Read more

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Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I am getting thumb pain at base and joint of thumb - help please?

I am getting thumb pain at base and joint of thumb - help please?

Arthritis: Most commonly osteoarthritis, however you are on the young side for that to be symptomatic. Could be ligament laxity of the cmc joint, or possibly dequervains tenosynovitis of 1st extensor compartment. Recommend hand surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Right thumb pain in IP joint, worse with bending or straightening all the way and pushing down, tender to touch, swollen. What could it be?

Right thumb pain in IP joint, worse with bending or straightening all the way and pushing down, tender to touch, swollen. What could it be?

Arthritis: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What you described suggests inflammation of the joint. You may take acetaminophen if it is painful. If the pain does not go away in a couple of weeks, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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Thumbs have been really soar for months. Now right thumb keeps popping out of joint. I've never injured it to my knowledge. This is very painful. Why?

Subluxation: Either it is Trigger Joint or Subluxation of the joint. Do you do repeated movement with the Thumb?
Try NSAID like Ibuprofen and seek Orthopedics consultation. ...Read more

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In the morning, both ip thumb joints are locked up but release after popping. It is not painful but its new. As a 25 yr old artist, is this a concern?

In the morning, both ip thumb joints are locked up but release after popping. It is not painful but its new. As a 25 yr old artist, is this a concern?

Popping thumbs: You might have trigger finger (trigger thumbs). It is characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system results in difficulty flexing or extending the thumb. See a hand specialist to confirm the diagnosis and to provide appropriate tx. ...Read more

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I have a snapping or popping of the tendon on my distal phalanx joint of the left thumb. Most likely overuse of shifting on the bike. Suggestions?

I have a snapping or popping of the tendon on my distal phalanx joint of the left thumb. Most likely overuse of shifting on the bike. Suggestions?

See details: This is a snapping thumb. It will often resolve with a local cortisone injection. Refractory cases require a surgical release. Rarely, it will resolve with treatment. ...Read more

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Woke up with sore thumb despite normal when going to bed. It keeps popping all day at the joint. Minor pain but mostly annoying. Cause? Outlook?

Woke up with sore thumb despite normal when going to bed. It keeps popping all day at the joint. Minor pain but mostly annoying. Cause? Outlook?

Trigger Thumb?: You MAY have Trigger Thumb, a condition resulting from an inflamed tendon. Here's a link
http://www. Webmd. Com/rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/trigger-finger#1
You you may have simple sprain or something else. Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint is swollen red & keeps popping & clicking sound when I bend it. Gotten worse over 5yrs what's wrong?

Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint is swollen red & keeps popping & clicking sound when I bend it. Gotten worse over 5yrs what's wrong?

Trigger thumb?: Sounds like trigger finger (in this case trigger thumb). Often happens from overuse. Best to see a hand surgeon, who can give you a steroid injection. If it keeps coming back, you should consider surgery (which is a simple procedure and very effective). ...Read more

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I have pain in thumb joint (closest to nail). Pain on movement and touch, also there is a "popping/crackling" sound on touching joint. Now both hands?

I have pain in thumb joint (closest to nail). Pain on movement and touch, also there is a "popping/crackling" sound on touching joint. Now both hands?

Needs to be checked: Pain in both thumbs and popping cracking on touching suggest that there is inflammation and cause may be arthritis or something else if there is no history of trauma. It should be checked by your family doctor to make the proper diagnosis anr appropriate treatment. In the mean while you can take over the counter pain med like motrin if you are not allergic and do not have stomach ulcer ...Read more

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Help with throbbing thumb pain an slight purple color under part of nail?

Help with throbbing thumb pain an slight purple color under part of nail?

Mashed your thumb?: Sounds like a minor injury. Pain should gradually subside. Dark color in nail will slowly be carried to the edge of the nail and shed off. ...Read more

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Thumb pain caused by hard impact about three weeks ago but hasn't decreased I have a little swelling and get pain and numbness/tingling in thumb&wrist?

Thumb pain caused by hard impact about three weeks ago but hasn't decreased I have a little swelling and get pain and numbness/tingling in thumb&wrist?

Depends: This really should be examined in person, and is not suited to a internet diagnosis. Depends on injury, was thumb jammed? If so, possibly compressed structures in bones of hand/wrist and sometimes wrist inflammation turns inward not outward and that is something to seek care for, as entrapment of neurovascular elements within the wrist can be a real problem. Suggest see md/orthopedist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can you do for thumb pain at home?

What can you do for thumb pain at home?

Wear a splint: Thumb pain is usually arthritis at the base ad the thumb. A splint takes pressure of the thumb. ...Read more

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How to get rid of thumb pain on the right?

How to get rid of thumb pain on the right?

Try few things, 1st.: Localized, unilateral joint/muscle pain has a variety of causes, most likely some kind of trauma, repeated movements leading to mm strain, early osteoarthritis--old bone or degenerative arthrittis-- at base of thumb is very often the joint first affected. Rest it (play piano, use computer or texting a lot?), ice it, perhaps anti-inflammatory (advil, alleve), for a week. If persists, check w doc. ...Read more

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I have thumb pain and it is swollen and cramped up. What do I do?

I have thumb pain and it is swollen and cramped up. What do I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor about my thumb pain?

When should I see a doctor about my thumb pain?

Function: When the pain affects your ability to perform tasks of daily living or specific activities important to you than seek care. ...Read more

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Thumb pain blue cyst under the skin, what is it?

Vein: Hand has a lot of superficial veins. Sometimes they are traumatized by routine things we do. This small vein can clot off and occasionally calcify. They often occur in locations that sustain a lot of use or minor trauma. Try padding the area with a bandaide. If it continues to hurt, they sometimes need to be removed. ...Read more

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I have developed thumb pain due to golf playing. I have given rest for 3 months but it still comes off and on. What should I do?

I have developed thumb pain due to golf playing. I have given rest for 3 months but it still comes off and on. What should I do?

Splint, rest, meds: This type of pain could be due to several problems. Tendinitis is possible and can be treated with a splint to rest your thumb, application of heat, and medication like advil of aleve (naproxen). Other possible causes include arthritis of the joint at the bottom of the thumb. If the above does not help, get it checked out by your doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I could be put in a cast because I've had thumb pain after a fall 11 weeks ago. My rcl is hurting still. Any ideas?

Is it possible that I could be put in a cast because I've had thumb pain after a fall 11 weeks ago. My rcl is hurting still. Any ideas?

See an orthopedist: To determine if you need casting, I would recommend you get examined by an orthopedist. They can only recommend treatment after they get a chance to ask about your symptom, consider an xray, and do a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a regular elbow, lower arm and right thumb pain. I am a technology professional. I have done a lot of stretching exercises, but it hasn't helped?

I have a regular elbow, lower arm and right thumb pain. I am a technology professional. I have done a lot of stretching exercises, but it hasn't helped?

Possible: Cervical nerve impingement by cervical disk disease. Consider seeing a neurologist for exam and, if indicated, MRI of the cervical spine should conservative efforts fail. ...Read more

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Is thumb pain normal after distal bicep tendon reattachment and if so for how long.

Not common: While it is not common, it can happen. Distal tendon repair creates local trauma where several nerves and blood vessels travel. Swelling from surgery can cause pressure on nerves so pain and even sometimes numbness can happen. It should not last long, and be sure to follow up closely with your surgeon and share any concerns and ask questions, especially if it continues or worsens. ...Read more

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After typing on the computer all day I have a lot of wrist and thumb pain, besides taking n'said what else can I do for pain relief?

After typing on the computer all day I have a lot of wrist and thumb pain, besides taking n'said what else can I do for pain relief?

Carpal tunnel: This is carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive stress injury. Nsaids are good. The other things are to wear wrist splints at night, take frequent breaks to stretch your wrists and fingers throughout the work day, and follow up with your doctor for surgery if that becomes necessary (fairly simple procedure). ...Read more

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Lingering rcl thumb pain from a fall 10 weeks ago. Is that normal?

Not normal: The opposable thumb is what makes us unique. The multitude of muscles, ligaments, bones, and nerves that supply the thumb need to work in union in order for it to function properly. Scar tissue from a partial ligament tear, malalignment, nerve compression, hairline fracture may be the reason it continues to bother you. You should seek medical attention if this continues to persist. ...Read more

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Twitching thumb, pain, now burning in fingers?

Twitching thumb, pain, now burning in fingers?

Carpal tunnel: Since common diagnoses are common, consider possible carpal tunnel syndrome. I have seen cramping and twitching in the hands with this diagnosis. Slightly less common is anxiety and hyperventilation, and brain disease like stroke or seizure is least common. ...Read more

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Pain in the wrist by my thumb. Pain in my index finger and middle finger. Why not the other two?

Pain in the wrist by my thumb. Pain in my index finger and middle finger. Why not the other two?

May b carpal tunnel: Pain of the thumb, index finger, and middle finger may b cts.
Usually the ring and small finger r not involved. If symptoms persist you should see your local hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have severe thumb pain in my left thumb from texting so much I have to wear a brace. It makes my arm go numb why is that?

I have severe thumb pain in my left thumb from texting so much I have to wear a brace. It makes my arm go numb why is that?

Could be a: Carpel tunnel issue. See your physician first to refer you to an orthopedic hand surgeon for eval. Treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more