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I have a bad pain on my wrist and below my thumb it feels like it needs to pop but it won't and it's sore to move it what should I do?

I have a bad pain on my wrist and below my thumb it feels like it needs to pop but it won't and it's sore to move it what should I do?

Wear a wrist splint: That wraps around the thumb, and see an Orthopedist for this as soon as you can to see if you have a tendon or muscle sprain or something else.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more


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What could cause sharp wrist pain radiating from the thumb?

What could cause sharp wrist pain radiating from the thumb?

Arthritis/tendonitis: The most common place for arthritis of the hand is at the base of the thumb. This can cause pain in the fleshy part of thumb, known as the thenar emminance. Tendonitis is also common aroun the thumb and wrist. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment.

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Pain starts in bottom of thumb and moves around and down the wrist. Can't bend my wrist. Pain is coming and going and sharp What do I do to stop it?

Pain starts in bottom of thumb and moves around and down the wrist. Can't bend my wrist. Pain is coming and going and sharp What do I do to stop it?

Could be: A problem with navicular bone. Get to an orthopedic surgeon for exam and possible imaging studies. Try a thumb immobilizer in the meantime.

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I have wrist pain that is mainly in my thumb and the middle of my wrist, and it's aggravated when I move my wrist and use my thumb (comes and goes)?

I have wrist pain that is mainly in my thumb and the middle of my wrist, and it's aggravated when I move my wrist and use my thumb (comes and goes)?

Dequervains: Is a common type of acute wrist pain that affects the motionof the thumb. ice, antiinflammatory medication and a soft wrist and thumb splint often can help. If symptom, s persist get evaluated

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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

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What causes thumb joint and wrist pain?

What causes thumb joint and wrist pain?

Can be: Numbness and tingling is commonly nerve related, and the ulnar nerve supplies sensation to the small and part of the ring fingers. It can be injured at the elbow, in the forearm, or within the palm. Pain at the elbow / forearm / wrist after a fall can be due to ligamentous or bony injury. Early evaluation which should include xrays in important, preferably by an orthopaedic or hand specialist.

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Having wrist pain (under the thumb), especially when moving the thumb or writing. But can't stop writing as am a student

Having wrist pain (under the thumb), especially when moving the thumb or writing. But can't stop writing as am a student

Repetitive stress: If someone performs the same activity for too long, a repetitive stress injury (rsi) may occur. This happens to intense writers and keyboard operators. Best treatment for rsi is to stop doing the repetitive action, then restart at a more gentle level. It's also helpful to change or improve the posture/position for the activity. Nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin) can help.

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Wrist pain Left only, on thumb side of wrist and down a little toward thumb. Can't lift/lean on it ~5 days. Appt next week. What to do til appt?

Wrist splint and ice: You can always go into an urgent care to get X-rays immediately. To wait until your appointment, you could buy a wrist splint that also immobilizes your thumb to help relieve pain. Icing the painful area for 10-15 minutes a few times a day can also help. If not allergic, you can take Ibuprofen 600mg every 8 hours and also Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg every 6 hours as well to help reduce pain.

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I have wrist pain that seems like skiers thumb, for 2 weeks, should I see a doctor?

I have wrist pain that seems like skiers thumb, for 2 weeks, should I see a doctor?

Gamekeepers thumb: There are a number of names given to this injury which is most commonly an injury to ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb MCP joint. It can also some times affect radial collateral ligament. Degree of ligament tear determines the treatment. Partial tears usually respond to 4-6 weeks of continuous splinting. Complete tears with avulsion fracture, Stenner lesion or instability may require surgery.

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Sprained wrist 7mo ago. Still having pain in wrist and now pain in the base of my thumb nightly. What should I do? Surgeon said it just hasn't! t heal

Physical therapy: Non healed sprain can cause persistent pain and loss of function. Simple exercises like a stress ball or even use a hand grip device (sold at most sports stores). If do something that aggravates it, put an ice pack immediately x 20 mins or wear a brace. Also take an OTC anti-inflammatory med like ibuprofen or naproxen. If not better physical therapy or an steroid injection may help

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I play clarinet and piano and suffer from hand and wrist issues. Playing for even 15 minutes causes pain in wrist (and thumb for clarinet) thoughts?

Tendinitis: With your history, age and location of pain (wrist and thumb) the most likely diagnosis is tendinitis (specifically deQuervain's tendinitis).This is the most common tendinitis of the hand and involves the thumb extensor tendon. A physical exam by an ORS would confirm. Ibuprofen, bracing, ice massage and rest usually help. A well- placed injection can be helpful. Best of Luck!

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I have what I believe to be an infected thumb. Had it over a week, pain staying constant but now wrist pain and increased pressure in the arm. Ideas?

I have what I believe to be an infected thumb. Had it over a week, pain staying constant but now wrist pain and increased pressure in the arm. Ideas?

See a doctor: If you have an infected thumb and the pain has spread form the wrist and there is pressure in you arm, it could be very serious. See your doctor immediately.

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Thumb and wrist pain in left hand when wrist is bent forward (hand towards me). Pain located on the thumb side of the wrist only. What could this be?

Thumb and wrist pain in left hand when wrist is bent forward (hand towards me). Pain located on the thumb side of the wrist only. What could this be?

DeQuervain's: This is tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. You have basically performed a finkelstein test. Go see your orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment.

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Wrist pain for over a week after accidentally hitting someone in a sport, hurts moving thumb in certain directions. Is it a sprain or something else?

Wrist pain for over a week after accidentally hitting someone in a sport, hurts moving thumb in certain directions. Is it a sprain or something else?

Maybe: Injury, and still hurt in 7-10 days? There is some damage related to the injury. Now you need someone who can touch, feel, and tell you where the damage is, perhaps order an x-ray to see that bones are ok, and then prescribe some treatment to help your body heal from the injury. I suggest you resist NSAIDs-- they stop your body from healing to its potential. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com

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Swollen spot on top of wrist. More swollen in am. Pain in wrist and back of hand by thumb. On and off for 2 mnths getting worse. No ins. Manual labor?

Swollen spot on top of wrist. More swollen in am. Pain in wrist and back of hand by thumb. On and off for 2 mnths getting worse. No ins. Manual labor?

Tendonitis: Sounds like you could have dequervain's tenosynovitis, tendonitis of extensor tendons in 1st extensor compartment. If circular in nature could be a ganglion a type of synovial cyst. You need an assessment. Manual labor will probably increase your symptoms.

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Fell this morning while running. Mild pain in wrist/thumb area. Can move fingers and wrist freely. Little swelling. Do I need an x-ray?

Fell this morning while running. Mild pain in wrist/thumb area. Can move fingers and wrist freely. Little swelling. Do I need an x-ray?

A good idea: Many minor wrist sprains can lead 2 a fracture of the navicular. Many times it will b more evident on an orthopedic exam, then x-rays may or not b done. True early images of occult navicular fractures r not positive, but if an orthopedic surgeon feels strongly about the findings a cast 4 +/- 2 wks. And then new images with the cast off will show the fx. Due 2 bone absorption in the perifracture erea.

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Tingling in left thumb, pointed and middle finger and shooting pain in wrist? Could this be heart related or more likely a nerve?

Tingling in left thumb, pointed and middle finger and shooting pain in wrist? Could this be heart related or more likely a nerve?

Wrist pain: Neural complaints are classical of carpal tunnel syndrome and he should have an EMG done for this. CTS initially is treated with wrist splint at night and NSAIDs 3 times a day for 2 months. If symptoms persist then further interventions may be required. Cardiac disease would primarily involve chest pain with radiation to the arm and is not classical in this manner.

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Left hand thumb joint hurts for few months. Lately, the joint on index hurts. Shooting pain in wrist. Cannot open bottles, doorknobs etc without pain.

Left hand thumb joint hurts for few months. Lately, the joint on index hurts. Shooting pain in wrist. Cannot open bottles, doorknobs etc without pain.

Dominant hand?: You may want to see an osteopathic physician, who can examine you by doing an osteopathic examination of your neck, spine, upper extremities: arm, elbow, wrist, thumbs. Sometimes, there is a relationship between dysfunction of your wrist, from findings in the neck area that may be in spasm. This is difficult to do without a musculoskeletal examination. Once identified, it is easy to treat. Be seen soon, and get relief.

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2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

You would think an-: -adult who had all these procedures you might think twice about pulling tree roots. Get back to your hand surgeon and confess, & see what you did.