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Pain around thumb nail and discoloration within last 2 days ?

Pain around thumb nail and discoloration within last 2 days ?

An injury: Pl see attached for a good review of nail conditions.
You can either go to your GP or a podiatrist, whoever can get you in quickly to relive pain. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe pain in thumb and don't know why?

What do I do about severe pain in thumb and don't know why?

Consider a visit to:: An orthopedic doctor who has done specialty training in the hand. In the meantime, if your doctor approves, consider an anti-inflammatory medicine. Consider if your symptoms match: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/de-quervains-tenosynovitis/basics/definition/con-20027238. ...Read more

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I've wrist pain & in thumb, can't pick things up & drop things. I fell 3.5 weeks ago on that side & had pain at time, it wouldn't be from that would it?

I've wrist pain & in thumb, can't pick things up & drop things. I fell 3.5 weeks ago on that side & had pain at time, it wouldn't be from that would it?

Trauma that lead to: pain. Must be considered. Thumb ligament injury at the MCP joint, wrist fracture, in the radius or scaphoid are possible, as are other bone or ligament injury. tendon pain giving pain with thumb extension near the wrist can be a sign of contusion or tendonitis. An evaluation that includes xrays is typically a good step to take for the symptoms and history described here ...Read more

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What does it mean when i get a weird pain in thumb that travels up my arm it is a weird sensation.. Pinched nerve maybe? I fell on back multiple times

What does it mean when i get a weird pain in thumb that travels up my arm it is a weird sensation.. Pinched nerve maybe? I fell on back multiple times

Cervical disk?: Pain that extends up or down the arm might be due to a cervical disk with compression. The history of falls is also consistent with this. I would get an MRI and start with conservative treatment. Physiotherapy and nsaids work well and often alleviate the discomfort. If ther is any weakness in the arm a consultation with a spine surgeon is recommended. ...Read more

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Issue - 1 week Post Carpal Tunnel Surgery. Problem is thumb numbness and occasional pain through thumb. Not an issue before. Normal?

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1 week Post Carpal Tunnel Surgery.  Problem is thumb numbness and occasional pain through thumb.  Not an issue before.  Normal?

Yes: rein nervation or nerve inflammation should resolve in months interesting to me you had a carpal tunnel release with no thumb numbness or pain since these are the commonest indication for the procedure leaves e wondering what your pre op symptoms were? ...Read more

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My right hand thumb shakes sometimes. Is it a sign of some disease? I don't feel any numbness or pain in thumb.

My right hand thumb shakes sometimes. Is it a sign of some disease? I don't feel any numbness or pain in thumb.

Possible: However jot probable. Tremors can be normal. How long has it been there? What does your diet consist of? Do you smoke or take medications that can cause this...When in question go to your pcp. ...Read more

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Pain in thumb and first finger especially where it joins to the hand, some numbness. Worse in the morning when i wake up and I have diabetes. ?

Pain in thumb and first finger especially where it joins to the hand, some numbness. Worse in the morning when i wake up and I have diabetes. ?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chronic pain in thumb and arm with no structural reasons. Prev 3 gameskeeper thumb surg and glenoid labrum repair. Icing, bracing, med etc Whats wrong?

Chronic pain in thumb and arm with no structural reasons. Prev 3 gameskeeper thumb surg and glenoid labrum repair. Icing, bracing, med etc Whats wrong?

Where is pain: It depends where the pain is. It may be in the soft tissues. You will need a medical evaluation as well as a hand evaluation. You may have a hyperflexibility syndrome called hypermobile syndrome or Ehlers Danlos Type III. You need to discuss with your physician and you will need to have your hand surgeon clarify where the thumb pain is coming from. It could be muscle, liagament, te ...Read more

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Left hand crampy Weird pain under thumb nail hurts alittle bit weird tingley sensation ?

Left hand crampy
Weird pain under thumb nail hurts alittle bit weird tingley sensation ?

Nerve: The symptoms suggest nerve impingement -probably a carpal tunnel type problem unless there has been an injury or signs of inflammation in the thumb area. If symptoms persist after avoiding stress on the wrist and thumb, consult a hand SURGEON for evaluation and treatment suggestions like a temporary splint or brace,for example. ...Read more

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Restrictive movement and pain in thumb bone from second joint and into thumb cushion. ?

Restrictive movement and pain in thumb bone from second joint and into thumb cushion.  ?

Sounds uncomfortable: and unpleasant but also not diagnosable over the internet. There are may potential arthropathies that could be causing this. You need to see a health care professional for an examination, evaluation and blood testing. Go today. ...Read more

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Pain in thumb joint and lose of motion? Has been going on for 6+ weeks. Swelling a lot and a lot of pain.

Pain in thumb joint and lose of motion?  Has been going on for 6+ weeks. Swelling a lot and a lot of pain.

Suggest Xray: Especially if you've had any trauma. There are several things that can cause something like this, but if you've had an injury, you would want to make sure that there isn't a certain kind of injury (skier's thumb with stener lesion) at the base of the thumb that if not fixed properly can result in long term problems. ...Read more

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Pain in thumb and first finger especially where it joins to the hand sometimes numb. Worse in the morning and I have diabetes.?

Pain in thumb and first finger especially where it joins to the hand sometimes numb. Worse in the morning and I have diabetes.?

Maybe carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a result of the nerve being compressed as it travels through the wrist area--see pic. The symptoms often involves the thmb and index+middle finger and usually worse at night/am. Being a diabetic does increase risk of getting carpal tunnel syndrome, but i would not say that your symptom/trouble is from diabetes. I suggest consulting doc for accurate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Throbbing, pressure sensitive pain in thumb from joint up. Hurts to touch anywhere above the knuckle joint. The higher up the more sensitive. Help!

Throbbing, pressure sensitive pain in thumb from joint up. Hurts to touch anywhere above the knuckle joint. The higher up the more sensitive. Help!

Thumb pain: It's hard to tell exactly where it hurts and whether there is the possibility of infection or skin irritation etc..

Common causes of thumb pain would include arthritis and tendonitis. But given your age, 19, arthritis would be highly unusual. Assuming there is no trauma history, tendonitis would certainly be a consideration. A good history and exam should help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden sever and intermittent pain in thumb, no injury or swelling. Happens during normal activity and during rest. Have lupus joint pain. Whats prob?

Sudden sever and intermittent pain in thumb, no injury or swelling. Happens during normal activity and during rest. Have lupus joint pain. Whats prob?

Probably SLE: The most likely cause with your history is that it is arthritis due to i our sle. Other possibilities include carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical disk disease, and other types of arthritis or tendon injuries. I would recommend you speak with your rheumatologist about this at your next visit. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and thumb. Aching pain. Especially rotation and lifting isolated movements. Ibuprofen does not help. What may be causing this?

Wrist pain and thumb. Aching pain. Especially rotation and lifting isolated movements. Ibuprofen does not help. What may be causing this?

Wrist tendinitis: At base of the thumb especially in what is known as the first dorsal compartment, an entity commonly known as dequervain's or stenosing tenosynovitis of the radial styloid can affect thumb motion, wrist motion, writing, pain with pinching the thumb and turning your hand at the same time, nsaids, soft splints and at times an injection helps. Other issues: joint pain, nerve pain or just fatigue. ...Read more

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In the last five years: a loss libido, erection intensity and endurance, but my testosterone level is high. + arthritis pain on thumbs & acid reflux?

In the last five years: a loss libido, erection intensity and endurance, but my testosterone level is high. + arthritis pain on thumbs & acid reflux?

Low Libido: An endocrinologist can be helpful because he/she will look at all your hormones, not only testosterone. Also consider lifestyle. How is your sleep, exercise level, diet? Are you depressed? A clinical psychologist may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had failed t12/l1 fixation 8 ½yrs ago. I'm experiencing numb fingertips, toes and bum. Other times excruciating pain in thumbs and big toe. Any link?

Had failed t12/l1 fixation 8 ½yrs ago. I'm experiencing numb fingertips, toes and bum. Other times excruciating pain in thumbs and big toe. Any link?

Yes and no: Big toe and "bum" discomfort in a failed t-12 l-1 fusion likely has spinal neural impingement(s) in the lower vertebral spine. Pain in thumb and numbness in fingertips is likely caused by thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to a tilted shoulder hemi-girdle as a result of a functional scoliosis secondary to the failed spinal fusion procedure and interference with normal biomechanics of the back. ...Read more

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Left side of wrist aches behind right thumb.Hurts when pressured applied. Sometimes shooting pain up thumb and hand. Cannot bend r wrist backwards wit?

Left side of wrist aches behind right thumb.Hurts when pressured applied. Sometimes shooting pain up thumb and hand. Cannot bend r wrist backwards wit?

Arthritis: of first carpometacarpal joint is one of the most common causes of this, especially if you use the hand for work or have a known injury. Get a good thumb splint and apply heat and use Tylenol or topical Diclofenac. Good luck. An x-ray would establish the diagnosis, but it is a difficult problem to treat. Good luck! ...Read more

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Numbness and pain in thumb, index finger from spinal bruising. Recovery & treatment?

Numbness and pain in thumb, index finger from spinal bruising. Recovery & treatment?

Hard to say: for sure without knowing the extent of the injury and your medical conditions but if there is no functional deficit and it is just sensory I would say a reasonable chance for improvement. Psysio may help but what have your doctors told you? ...Read more

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History of acdf and pf,c5-c6 in 2011. I now have hand pain specifically thumb pain and skin numbness on the outside of thumb and around nail bed, why?

History of acdf and pf,c5-c6 in 2011. I now have hand pain specifically thumb pain and skin numbness on the outside of thumb and around nail bed, why?

Pain: It's possible for for pressure on a nerve root and or problem further down from the neck. A good physical followed by new imaging or nerve conduction study could be indicated ...Read more

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Pain in both hands, most of the pain between thumb and index finger of right hand- pain radiates past wrist into lower part of arm, strength loss hands.

Hand pain: Can be related to arthritis from the cmc (base of thumb) or stt (inside of thumb) arthritis, possible tenosynovitis of the dorsal compartment, or possible carpal or radial nerve issue. A physical examination with shed light on exact cause to determine best treatment. ...Read more