Top
20
Doctor insights on: Pain At Fatty Base Of Thumb

Share
1

1
Pain in top base of thumb for about a week. Hurts to move and lift. Ideas?

Pain in top base of thumb for about a week. Hurts to move and lift. Ideas?

Probably tendinitis: This location for pain in the thumb tends to be tendinitis.a thumb splint for at least 6-8 hours per day for 1 week should help to relieve symptom. Also icing the thumb for 20 min per day should also help. If it does not resolve within 7-10 days I would recommend that you see an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

3

3
What is the fatty tissue between thumb and index finger and why does it hurt?

What is the fatty tissue between thumb and index finger and why does it hurt?

Likely Muscle: The pad between your index finger and thumb is mostly muscular. If sore, may just be a sprain of some type. Rest the grip use, and see your family doctor to confirm if you need and x-ray or splint limitation. ...Read more

4

4
What causes the fatty part of your palm trigjt below your thumb and before your wrist to swell and hurt. Pain is from thumb down to wrist?

What causes the fatty part of your palm trigjt below your thumb and before your wrist to swell and hurt. Pain is from thumb down to wrist?

Thumb pain: This could be overuse of ligament or arthritis of the thumb "joint". What you are briefly describing though sounds more like inflammation due to overuse. Try resting it and avoiding overuse with typing, texting etc. ...Read more

7

7
Thumb pain at base of thumb and some on inside by ucl. Unable to pinch or hold a cup etc. Had gamekepper surgery 2 times. What's wrong?

Thumb pain at base of thumb and some on inside by ucl. Unable to pinch or hold a cup etc. Had gamekepper surgery 2 times. What's wrong?

In anyone with UCL: Tear of the mcp joint of the thumb) 2 prior procedures with pain perhaps the stability that was needed just oculdnt be attended. I assume base means the mp jointnad not thereal "base: as in the cmc joint. Damage to the joint from the orignal traumatic episode may preclude complete relief of pain. With good stability then it deends upon how much pain before fusion but hard to rec at age 19. ...Read more

10

10
My daughter fell earlier and hurt her thumb. It looks deformed at the base of the thumb by her wrist. She says it doesn't really hurt and she can move?

My daughter fell earlier and hurt her thumb. It looks deformed at the base of the thumb by her wrist. She says it doesn't really hurt and she can move?

Have it checked: She may not have much pain but could have an injury to the growth centers of the thumb or wrist that may cause permanent problems if not addressed. I would have her seen at an urgent care facility with x-ray capabilities. ...Read more

11

11
Pain at the base of my thumb. Dove on it at vball last week no swell hurts everytime I pass. Hurt last summer at vball camp when I pass. Hurt to grasp?

Pain at the base of my thumb. Dove on it at vball last week no swell hurts everytime I pass. Hurt last summer at vball camp when I pass. Hurt to grasp?

Injury: There may have been some damage to the joint or ligaments at the base of your thumb at the time of the initial sprain injury causing a chronic problem. If, after a suitable period of avoiding stress and strain on the thumb, you have persistent problems with the thumb, you should consult a hand surgeon for evaluation and advice as you want to prevent permanent damage to that very important joint. ...Read more

12

12
The base of my thumb metacarpals hurt. They hurt more with gripping. What could it be? They have been hurting for years but has gotten progressively worse. It hurts down to the carpals and I can make it hurt with manipulation

Statistically,: Statistically, you are likely to be a 50-year-old woman with symptoms in your non-dominant hand. These symptoms are classic for arthritis at the base of the thumb. (basilar joint = carpometacarpal joint = trapeziometacarpal joint) 25% of women and 17% of men will have arthritis in this area by age 70.

If you are not in this demographic, there can be other causes. After an injury, the beak (aka volar oblique) ligament can be torn. This should be repaired if there is no underlying arthritis. Ganglion cysts can occur in this area. Less commonly, the symptoms can be referred from scaphoid fractures, scapholunate ligament injuries, dequervain's tenosynovitis, or skier's thumb.

An evaluation by a hand surgeon can be quite helpful. I don't always get x-rays if I know it is arthritis and we are not planning surgery. Otherwise, I would get x-rays. ...Read more

13

13
My thumbs hurt at the base where they meet my hand?

My thumbs hurt at the base where they meet my hand?

NEED MORE INFORMATIO: We need more information like how long you have had pain, is there any history of injury and do you have any other medical conditions
it may be an inflammation in the tendon, fascitis or may be arthritis.You can try some anti inflammatory meds like ibuprophen or Aleve (naproxen) over the counter and if pain persists have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

14

14
My mom has a thumb nail that has a large indent at the base. What can this be?

My mom has a thumb nail that has a large indent at the base. What can this be?

Spooning of nail: This is a clinical sign of iron deficiency anemia. She should probably see a doctor and have blood work to see how her iron and blood counts are and also be evaluated for causes of blood loss by a colonoscopy, an endoscopy and regular gynecological examination as well. ...Read more

15

15
My thumb started hurting and was stiff hard to bend. At the base joint has a hard knot an the first joint I can hardly bend.

My thumb started hurting and was stiff hard to bend. At the base joint has a hard knot an the first joint I can hardly bend.

Injury?: Do you remember injuring it? Might need an xray. See a physician for evaluation and treatment. Not being able to bend your thumb needs evaluation in person. ...Read more

16

16
I have pain in the middle of both my palms an at the base of my thumbs. It started with a stabbing sensation in the middle of my left palm?

I have pain in the middle of both my palms an at the base of my thumbs. It started with a stabbing sensation in the middle of my left palm?

Muscles stress.: Repetitive movements will stress the muscles and the pain will radiate into the palm and thumb. This is treatable with myofascial release therapy. You have to begin the process with massage, pt, heat and myofascial release therapy is with hands-on techniques. I like acupuncture. ...Read more

17

17
The base of my thumb hurts when I push against something or twist soemthing. It seems to be getting worse. What could be the possible cause?

The base of my thumb hurts when I push against something or twist soemthing. It seems to be getting worse. What could be the possible cause?

Thumb hurts: The base of my thumb hurts when I push against something or twist soemthing. It seems to be getting worse. What could be the possible cause? ANS: need more information. What kind of work do you do? Hold a rivet gun or work at computer all the time. Could be carpal tunnel or osteoarthritis. Or inflamed tendon. Show too your Dr. ...Read more

20

20
Dog leash jerked thumb backward when my dog took off. It hurts and Certain movements hurt worse, at base of thumb. What happened? What should I do?

Dog leash jerked thumb backward when my dog took off. It hurts and Certain movements hurt worse, at base of thumb. What happened? What should I do?

You have: Strained (hopefully not torn) ligaments attached to the muscles responsible for the flexion (bending...grasping) of your thumb. Apply ICE and elevate your hand for the first 24-36 hours...then apply heat.... Do NOT strain the thumb more. REST your hand for that 36 hours. After that if WEAKNESS or PAIN or INABIITY to move the thumb persists. A Hand Specialist should be consulted!
Hope this helps ...Read more