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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?

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

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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?

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?

Trigger thumb?: Sounds like trigger finger (in this case trigger thumb). Often happens from overuse. Best to see a hand surgeon, who can give you a steroid injection. If it keeps coming back, you should consider surgery (which is a simple procedure and very effective). ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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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?

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

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Is thumb pain normal after distal bicep tendon reattachment and if so for how long.

Is thumb pain normal after distal bicep tendon reattachment and if so for how long.

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

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What are some physical therapy exercises for a left thumb phalanx injury?

What are some physical therapy exercises for a left thumb phalanx injury?

Depends: Depends on the diagnosis, exam, x-rays and degree of injury. Perhaps none, immediately. Get evaluatied and work with your physician on the need and type of therapy and then with a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?

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

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How can I relieve thumb pain caused by typing and texting?

How can I relieve thumb pain caused by typing and texting?

See below: You might have to cut back on the amount of texting and typing that you do. It is possible that your body cannot tolerate your current level of activity. You may need some hand therapy with an occupational therapist. Sometimes a splint may be needed as well. ...Read more

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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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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

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What can you do for thumb pain at home?

Wear a splint: Thumb pain is usually arthritis at the base ad the thumb. A splint takes pressure of the thumb. ...Read more

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Lingering rcl thumb pain from a fall 10 weeks ago. Is that normal?

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

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How to get rid of thumb pain on the right?

How to get rid of thumb pain on the right?

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

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I have thumb pain and it is swollen and cramped up. What do I do?

I have thumb pain and it is swollen and cramped up. What do I do?

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

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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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When should I see a doctor about my thumb pain?

When should I see a doctor about my thumb pain?

Function: When the pain affects your ability to perform tasks of daily living or specific activities important to you than seek care. ...Read more

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Thumb pain blue cyst under the skin, what is it?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Possible: Cervical nerve impingement by cervical disk disease. Consider seeing a neurologist for exam and, if indicated, MRI of the cervical spine should conservative efforts fail. ...Read more

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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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I am getting thumb pain at base and joint of thumb - help please?

I am getting thumb pain at base and joint of thumb - help please?

Arthritis: Most commonly osteoarthritis, however you are on the young side for that to be symptomatic. Could be ligament laxity of the cmc joint, or possibly dequervains tenosynovitis of 1st extensor compartment. Recommend hand surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Help with throbbing thumb pain an slight purple color under part of nail?

Help with throbbing thumb pain an slight purple color under part of nail?

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