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Pain In Thumb And First Finger
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
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
Finger, and the pain radiates up both the thumb and first finger. Can infection show up that quickly (15 hours), what to do?
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
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
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?
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
The base of my thumb on thepalm is soreand red my thumb and first finger are cold but the rest of my hand is warm?
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
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
I have sle and take my medications but these days I have burning sensation in the thumb and first finger and part of the palm what could be this?
I have cracked skin on hand between thumb and first finger. What can I put to heal this. It feels sore?
I jave a bmp large cyst lump that is painful and tingles when I use my hand located between thumb and first finger in the web space of my hand.
You need: To show this to a specialist, hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon. It could be tumor. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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?
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