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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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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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Finger, and the pain radiates up both the thumb and first finger. Can infection show up that quickly (15 hours), what to do?

Finger, and the pain radiates up both the thumb and first finger. Can infection show up that quickly (15 hours), what to do?

Yes, it can: This sounds like it was a pretty bad trauma. You can't be entirely sure how badly you might have injured yourself. Is it possible see a doctor at the urgent care tonight? Good luck. ...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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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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I have pain in my hand which have had nerve conduction study showed no carpel tunnel, get bad cramps & pain in thumb & fingers, what could this be?

I have pain in my hand which have had nerve conduction study showed no carpel tunnel, get bad cramps & pain in thumb & fingers, what could this be?

Mild arthritis: Trigger fingers, circulation issues, peripheral neuropathy, tendinitis, raynauds as well as metabolic or endocrine issues r inflammatory arthritis al come to mind. In short there ae a lot of things that can cause these vague symptoms. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in left arm sometimes dull ache. When pressing thumb and first finger together it's worse.?

Sharp pains in left arm sometimes dull ache. When pressing thumb and first finger together it's worse.?

Could be tendinitis: There may be more than one etiology of this but my first consideration would be tendinitis, The pattern going down the arm to suggest this and we need to know where on the arm you feel the tenderness. This would be a clue to the tendinitis location. Other conditions could also be included and you need to see your physician for an evaluation. Other choices could be neurological or vascular to na ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my left hand in between my thumb and first finger near my wrist it has a blue/black colour to it. What is it please?

I have a small lump on my left hand in between my thumb and first finger near my wrist it has a blue/black colour to it. What is it please?

Ganglion?: Most likely a ganglion cyst arising from the wrist joint or a tendon sheath. Could also be a thrombosed vein based on your description you should seek out an examination ...Read more

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What might be the cause of pain in a small non swollen vein in right hand between thumb and first finger?

What might be the cause of pain in a small non swollen vein in right hand between thumb and first finger?

Likely muscle/joint: If there is no swelling of the vein or associated redness, this is unlikely to be a vascular source of discomfort. The area between your thumb & first finger can become sore from prolonged movements like grasping, pulling or holding something, esp if repeatedly. Often discomfort doesn't peak for 24-48 hours after such activity. Try to limit such movements to see if improves. ...Read more

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4 years ago- bad bone bruise and sprain of hand (Between thumb and first finger).Since then, if I use it a lot (writing)pain returns. What could it be?

4 years ago- bad bone bruise and sprain of hand (Between thumb and first finger).Since then, if I use it a lot (writing)pain returns. What could it be?

Rehabilitate: If you didn't properly rehabilitate the bone and joint then it's possible that you are left with long-standing pain. However if you start exercising the area again then it's quite likely that the pain will permanently disappear. ...Read more

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Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

Help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) I have developed severly itchy hands. The area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. I have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

You: You may be dealing with a fungal infection. Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole; you can apply the cream twice a day for a week. If you do not notice an improvement then it may just be a dermatitis and you may need a stronger steroid cream. At this point you would need to be evaluated by your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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In the web between my thumb and index finger there was a sudden appearance of a large mass. Painful at first but not anymore yet still the same size.

In the web between my thumb and index finger there was a sudden appearance of a large mass. Painful at first but not anymore yet still the same size.

See a hand surgeon: Large mass in the web between your thumb and index finger could be a cyst a lipoma a synovial cyst if the mass is large enough that could limit the hand or the fingers function please go and see a hand surgeon that can examined you assured you or treat you good luck ...Read more

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Had surgery for trigger thumb 12 days ago. First finger (pointer) feels like I have electrical shock going through it. Middle finger feels like that only at tip. And thumb has a bit of it on tip... The first finger really hurts and radiates by late af

Had surgery for trigger thumb 12 days ago. First finger (pointer) feels like I have electrical shock going through it. Middle finger feels like that only at tip. And thumb has a bit of it on tip... The first finger really hurts and radiates by late af

Carpal tunnel Sx: Very common for patients with trigger digits to also have carpal tunnel syndrome. I routinely take a history/physical examination to look for this when patients present with trigger digits. Surgery for trigger digits often results in postoperative swelling, which can exacerbate symptoms that were previously subclinical. Symptoms may resolve spontaneously, but injection or surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Why is my thumb first and middle finger numb in the mornings?

Why is my thumb first and middle finger numb in the mornings?

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It can increase with progressive pregnancies.

http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Htm. ...Read more

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The first finger by my thumb it hurts like its jam or something there's pain in the middle joint of my finger when I push my finger back I makes a pop type sound what is the cause of this?

The first finger by my thumb it hurts like its jam or something there's pain in the middle joint of my finger when I push my finger back I makes a pop type sound what is the cause of this?

Be Seen: This is possibly an injury to a structure called the volar plate in the finger. It is responsible for preventing the joints in the fingers from bending back. I would get an xray to make sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up in the morning with my thumb and first two fingers numb...On both hands?

Why am I waking up in the morning with my thumb and first two fingers numb...On both hands?

Numbness: Your symptoms could be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have an occupation with repetitive hand movements or where you sit at a computer and do a lot of typing, it can be associated with this. Generally, people wake up with symptoms worse when they wake up and have to shake their hands to "wake them". Most providers will initially recommend wrist splints. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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Thumb & first fingers keep going numb several times a night when sleeping what could that be?

Thumb & first fingers keep going numb several times a night when sleeping what could that be?

Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Woke up with arm numb from elbow to fingers, thumb and first two fingers affected what could this be?

Woke up with arm numb from elbow to fingers, thumb and first two fingers affected what could this be?

Nerve encrouchment: Sounds like you slept in a position in which pressure was being placed on nerves which then produced the symptoms you are referring to. If this has cleared up then you might alter the position in which you sleep. If not, consult with a neurologist. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my thumb first finger and middle finger on my right hand for the last two days what could be the cause of this?

I have numbness in my thumb first finger and middle finger on my right hand for the last two days what could be the cause of this?

Carpal tunnel is: Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it. ...Read more

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I have been waking up lately with my thumb and first two fingers swollen with blood, when I extend and raise my arm the swelling is relieved.

I have been waking up lately with my thumb and first two fingers swollen with blood, when I extend and raise my arm the swelling is relieved.

Circulation.: I am assuming you mean swelling from excess blood flow and not actual blood.
Could be a DVT in the arm. It would be important to have an exam done and maybe some testing.
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Numb top side of thumb, shooting pain from nerve or tending right below the nub of wrist, spasming in first and thumb fingers, tingling and burning!

Numb top side of thumb, shooting pain from nerve or tending right below the nub of wrist, spasming in first and thumb fingers, tingling and burning!

Seek evaluation: There are some questions that first need to be asked and some exam findings but it may be that you have a focal neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Neuropathies can be diagnosed clinically or with the use of a nerve conduction study. Please see your physician. Management initially includes wrist splints and at times medications. ...Read more

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Had carpal tunnel done 10 weeks ago. Thumb and first two fingers are numb and third finger partially numb. Still have some pain. Edema is present?

Not good!: The object is 2 awaken with the symptoms gone. Could B due 2 a metabolic disorder, pregnancy, decreased vascular supply, diabetes & others. U need 2 get in 2 C Ur hand surgeon now. Another cause is incomplete release of the transverse volar carpal ligament. Even if a small strand is left, it can lead 2 continued symptoms. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage in my neck, it affects my right arm, first two fingers and thumb along with my tongue. Which nerves are affected?

I have nerve damage in my neck, it affects my right arm, first two fingers and thumb along with my tongue. Which nerves are affected?

C6 nerve root: The tongue is the hard part. There may be two things going on. An MRI of the neck including the spine would be appropriate. ...Read more