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I've had a surgery on my left scaphoid twice a couple of years back. Now I have pain under my thumb and in my palm and the same pain in the other hand as well. What should I do?

I've had a surgery on my left scaphoid twice a couple of years back. Now I have pain under my thumb and in my palm and the same pain in the other hand as well. What should I do?

Scaphoid: Extremely rare to have scaphoid bone pain on both side at the same time. If the surgical site is bothering or increase pain with decrease function then should see surgeon or get x-rays. ...Read more

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Hi I was boxing yesterday and now my thumb and palm is really swollen?

Hi I was boxing yesterday and now my thumb and palm is really swollen?

Most likely soft: Tissue trauma. Playing handball will result in a similar type of trauma until the hand becomes used to the insult. ...Read more

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What causes the fatty part of your palm trigjt below your thumb and before your wrist to swell and hurt. Pain is from thumb down to wrist?

What causes the fatty part of your palm trigjt below your thumb and before your wrist to swell and hurt. Pain is from thumb down to wrist?

Thumb pain: This could be overuse of ligament or arthritis of the thumb "joint". What you are briefly describing though sounds more like inflammation due to overuse. Try resting it and avoiding overuse with typing, texting etc. ...Read more

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I have pain in the middle of both my palms an at the base of my thumbs. It started with a stabbing sensation in the middle of my left palm?

I have pain in the middle of both my palms an at the base of my thumbs. It started with a stabbing sensation in the middle of my left palm?

Muscles stress.: Repetitive movements will stress the muscles and the pain will radiate into the palm and thumb. This is treatable with myofascial release therapy. You have to begin the process with massage, pt, heat and myofascial release therapy is with hands-on techniques. I like acupuncture. ...Read more

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Both palms, part under thumbs, swell and feel weird at time. Not really pain, but feel weird! Sometimes they almost look bruised, but they aren't.?

Both palms, part under thumbs, swell and feel weird at time. Not really pain, but feel weird! Sometimes they almost look bruised, but they aren't.?

Hands: From your description, two common things come to mind, one is carpal tunnel which can cause pins and needles or numbness or strange sensation in thumbs and palm of hand and first three and 1/2 fingers, but no color change (bruise look) associated. The other is Raynaud's disease which would have color change and strange sensation (frostbite like) and happens more often in women. See MD for exam. ...Read more

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I feel pain in the base of the thumb on palm side when making a fist. Pain is especially strong in the morning, and is present only when making a fist.

I feel pain in the base of the thumb on palm side when making a fist. Pain is especially strong in the morning, and is present only when making a fist.

De Quervain's: Tenosynovitis can present with pain at the base of the thumb. Grab your thumb with your other fingers and point your hand down. If that hurts more consider seeing a physical medicine doctor for an ultrasound of the wrist. Arthritis from old trauma can do this too. ...Read more

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Thumb swells up turns red around the base by my Palm.hurt it in 8th grade but am now a sr. It swells up if I barely hit it or even take notes in class?

Thumb swells up turns red around the base by my Palm.hurt it in 8th grade but am now a sr. It swells up if I barely hit it or even take notes in class?

Get checked: This is not normal. Redness and swelling repeatedly in the same joint might be a sign of a serious condition, like an autoimmune arthritis. Please see a doctor to get evaluated, and appropriate treatment to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my wrist, thumb and palm?

What could cause pain in my wrist, thumb and palm?

History needed: Without historical context, it is difficult at best to assess this. Certainly a common cause could be carpal tunnel syndrome, but without an adequate history and physical examination this is just speculation. Suggest you see you local doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Would you have pain in palm if you broke you trapezium. And pins and middles in thumb?

Very possibly: But should be better after treatment so call your hand surgeon if continues ...Read more

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I have a burning stinging pain in my left thumb and area under it on my palm what's this?

I have a burning stinging pain in my left thumb and area under it on my palm what's this?

Gamekeeper's thumb: It may be from over use of items such as handheld video games, or other thumb-powered devices/controllers. If cold compresses, advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and a couple of days' rest do not improve it, then you should ask your dr or an urgent care dr about it. ...Read more

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The right thumb is numb, not much on the palm side but on the outside. it's been like that since last night- 20 hrs.

The right thumb is numb, not much on the palm side but on the outside. it's been like that since last night- 20 hrs.

Numb Right Thumb: Hello. Is this your dominant hand? Sounds like you have irritation to your superficial radial nerve since the outside of your thumb is involved. Since your symptoms are acute, this irritation should respond to anti-inflammatory (Can take if you don't have any kidney issues) like ibuprofen ( ...Read more

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I have the same itchy thumb problem and its starting too swell, the itch is traveling down to palm. What could it be?

I have the same itchy thumb problem and its starting too swell, the itch is traveling down to palm. What could it be?

Exam needed: Hard to say what it is without actually seeing it. Hand dermatitis is common. A face-to-face medical exam or HealthTap Prime video consult would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have pain between my thumb and forefinger, but lower down, almost in my palm, I can barely move my hand without feeling pain. What is it?

I have pain between my thumb and forefinger, but lower down, almost in my palm, I can barely move my hand without feeling pain. What is it?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with an examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left palm on or in the muscle underneath my thumb ... I've been haveing this pain for a couple months, do u know what it is?

I have pain in my left palm on or in the muscle underneath my thumb ... I've been haveing this pain for a couple months, do u know what it is?

CTS or joint pain: Pain in the base of the thumb closer to the palmer side can be related cts, tendinitis (trigger finger) or basal joint pain. Cts can be diagnosed with a nerve conduction study. Tendonitis of the thumb can cause sharp pains. In addition, ligament laxity of the thumb joint can cause a similar pain (common in young women). ...Read more

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Hi having pain palm side of thumb while writing from 8 months.talked to many docs ruled out all problems except with nerves what do you suggest?

Hi having pain palm side of thumb while writing from 8 months.talked to many docs ruled out all problems except with nerves what do you suggest?

Posture: Occupational injury, try to change ur posture how u hold pen, may use bandage, try to break the repetitive cycle, take 2 wks off if u can, also dictate if possible. ...Read more

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My thumb hurts when I bend it down to my palm?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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For the last week my thumb and the palm under it have been sore. It pops frequently and now I can't bend it.?

For the last week my thumb and the palm under it have been sore. It pops frequently and now I can't bend it.?

Snapping thumb: You likely have a "snapping thumb." this is characterized by an obstruction of the flexor tendon. A local cortisone injection can often resolve this problem. A minor surical procedure would be curative if the local injection is not successful. ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain in my hands between thumb and palm to support it during work? Does an ACE bandage work?

What can I do for the pain in my hands between thumb and palm to support it during work? Does an ACE bandage work?

Minimally: Ace bandage will give it minimal support, but you can try it. If not, there are a variety of thumb based splints that are more rigid that could potentially help. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain behind my palm, running from the thumb to the wrist. It started suddenly. What is it and what should I do.

Tricky: There are several possibilities, I cannot say in your particular case, but generally, the location and movement of a pain gives clues as to what is going on and in this case the wrist area (CARPAL TUNNEL) is a common cause of this. Wrist braces, modification of activity, all the mouse and computer rest stuff, and finally surgery are often recommended. ...Read more

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I've hurt both thumb palms they feel bruised but I'm unsure on how they've become bruised. I did drag a suitcase around today whilst travelling.

Palm bruise : You are right. Dragging the suitcase has probably bruised your palm. Any unusual activity the body does will lead to some pain. This is how body brings that to your attention and appropriate steps ...Read more

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I have a jammed thumb and a bruised palm, do I need to seek medical attention?

I have a jammed thumb and a bruised palm, do I need to seek medical attention?

Yes: The bruising is from blood that can be the result of a muscle, ligament or bone injury. A thorough medical evaluation (that will likely include x-rays) will determine whether you injured a bone (break/fracture) or soft tissue (ligament sprain or muscle tear) or both. ...Read more

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My bf has palm, thumb, & index finger pain. How can I help him?

Carpal Tunnel?: Pain in the thumb, index finger and palm could be due to carpal tunnel. If there is any numbness or tingling or if symptoms are mostly at night, then carpal tunnel should be considered. Other possible causes include arthritis, trigger finger, or possibly a c-6 cervical disc pinched nerve. ...Read more