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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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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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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