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Pain In Thumb Distal Phalanx
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
Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint red swollen, painful, pops uncontrollably when I bend it &often stiff. Skin is rough&dry in the area what's wrong?
Trigger: It could be a trigger finger. Try heat or ice. If no change an evaluation with a hand surgeon could help. ...Read more
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?
Index finger sweeling problem several days ago, my right hand index finger swelled up in the area of distal phalanx. Swelling occurred in soft tissue above distal phalanx on the palm side, closer to joint between distal and middle phalanxes than to the tu
I wonder if you had bleeding from a small blood vessel. If a small blood vessel tore, it would cause bleeding and discoloration. It sounds like there was no injury that you recall, which makes it very unusual to have the swelling or the tear in the blood vessel.
If you have this happen again or see bruising or discoloration, you should be seen and evaluated, or of course if you had any signs of infection in your hand. ...Read more
I have a undisplaced fracture of the distal phalanx of the right hand how long will it take to heal. My doctor has now referred me to fractureclinic?
Non displaced distal: Phalnx fractures with no significnat soft tissue disruption typically heal in 6-8 weeks but acute intnese pain lessens sooner and mild sensitivity may persist for a few months, part time splint for protection of the distal segment suffices unless the fracture involves a tendon attachment. ...Read more
Not common: While it is not common, it can happen. Distal tendon repair creates local trauma where several nerves and blood vessels travel. Swelling from surgery can cause pressure on nerves so pain and even sometimes numbness can happen. It should not last long, and be sure to follow up closely with your surgeon and share any concerns and ask questions, especially if it continues or worsens. ...Read more
Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?
See a hand surgeon:
Fractures through joint surfaces are generally more problematic than those outside of joints. Depending on a number of factors, they may predispose to the onset of early arthritis in the joint if the surface is not reconstructed accurately. I would see a hand surgeon to evaluate the particulars of your case.
Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
Not normal: The opposable thumb is what makes us unique. The multitude of muscles, ligaments, bones, and nerves that supply the thumb need to work in union in order for it to function properly. Scar tissue from a partial ligament tear, malalignment, nerve compression, hairline fracture may be the reason it continues to bother you. You should seek medical attention if this continues to persist. ...Read more
Try few things, 1st.: Localized, unilateral joint/muscle pain has a variety of causes, most likely some kind of trauma, repeated movements leading to mm strain, early osteoarthritis--old bone or degenerative arthrittis-- at base of thumb is very often the joint first affected. Rest it (play piano, use computer or texting a lot?), ice it, perhaps anti-inflammatory (advil, alleve), for a week. If persists, check w doc. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Thumb pain. 2.5 years ago surgery to repair ucl ligament. Complete tear. Lots of pain now. Cant pinch hold cup press down what's wrong y does it hurt?
Not sure: But I would first get an x-ray to check the joint first. ...Read more
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
Vein: Hand has a lot of superficial veins. Sometimes they are traumatized by routine things we do. This small vein can clot off and occasionally calcify. They often occur in locations that sustain a lot of use or minor trauma. Try padding the area with a bandaide. If it continues to hurt, they sometimes need to be removed. ...Read more
I have developed thumb pain due to golf playing. I have given rest for 3 months but it still comes off and on. What should I do?
Splint, rest, meds: This type of pain could be due to several problems. Tendinitis is possible and can be treated with a splint to rest your thumb, application of heat, and medication like advil of aleve (naproxen). Other possible causes include arthritis of the joint at the bottom of the thumb. If the above does not help, get it checked out by your doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Is it possible that I could be put in a cast because I've had thumb pain after a fall 11 weeks ago. My rcl is hurting still. Any ideas?
See an orthopedist: To determine if you need casting, I would recommend you get examined by an orthopedist. They can only recommend treatment after they get a chance to ask about your symptom, consider an xray, and do a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
I have a regular elbow, lower arm and right thumb pain. I am a technology professional. I have done a lot of stretching exercises, but it hasn't helped?
Mashed your thumb?: Sounds like a minor injury. Pain should gradually subside. Dark color in nail will slowly be carried to the edge of the nail and shed off. ...Read more
Pain in thumb (7pain scale)week after scapho-lunate ligament shrinkage and clean up inflammation... Normal?
Sprain: It may take few weeks so I think this is expected what you are going through. ...Read more
What s are possible cause of thumb pain when I wake up every day? There's visible puffiness in the thumb-side of my hand as well.
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