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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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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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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?

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