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Pain When Moving Thumb
Ball bent my thumb back some swelling no bruising pain when moving thumb out and in and backwards when applying ice to injured thumb pain gets worse?
Thumb Pain: You very likely injured ligaments or may have a fracture. You need to get your thumb examined by a medical professional. ...Read more
For the past couple of days, I've noticed that my left thumb keeps moving by itself. It started off with once a day & now a couple times a day?
Mild localized spasm: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, this is a mild disorder usually associated with a lot of use. (it's like restless leg) ...Read more
My middle fingers and thumbs rub together constantly when not moving, and making them in deformed shapes?
? involuntary: If this bilateral rubbing of finger and thumb is not voluntary such as seen in a nervous habit, it could be a sign of Parkinson's disease. In that case a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
Having wrist pain (under the thumb), especially when moving the thumb or writing. But can't stop writing as am a student
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. ...Read more
Moving my left thumb feels like I'm tearing a rubber band at the base of the thumb & is excruciating. Touching it feels like electricity & burns.?
Thumb: Don't state age, type work. Base thumb consists three carpel (wrist) bones as base. If used frequently like typing or holding thing between sthumb and forefinger puts lot pressure at this base. Called triscaphoid arthritis. Consult dr. As diagnosis is clinical, usually don't need x-ray. But there are supports or braces, also meds can massage into area like voltaren (diclofenac) gel. Physical therapy technique. ...Read more
My left thumb has been moving on its own for 3 days like a tremor and I can see it moving. What could be wrong with it?
It's sometimes common to have muscle fasciculations, where muscles twitch on their own and can cause small, involuntary movements. It can be associated with stress, anxiety, too much caffeine, etc and may be completely normal.
If it gets worse, or if you're worried, you should speak with your doctor. ...Read more
How come when I move my wrist up n down it makes a popping noise. Can see something moving with it behind thumb to middle of wrist by artery.
Broken thumb? Sympt after 5dys: same swelling since the accident, purple color around the knuckles & green color around it. Any moving/pressure hurts
Probable fracture: See primary care physician and get X-ray ...Read more
Ucl thumb reconstruction after 2 failed repairs. Sprained same thumb 7.5 weeks ago. Cast for 5 weeks. Extreme pain when moving orsimp functional use. Why
You need to contact: ..your orthopedist right away. Extreme pain, whether you're still in a cast or not, can mean something is seriously wrong. Blood flow may be cut off or an infection like osteomyelitis, bleeding, further damage or another emergency situation could have set it. You can take 2 aspirin but don't wait till morning to call your doctor! Please! ...Read more
Hi. My right hand thumb is moving for 2 days now and I woke up this morning with my arm feeling heavy and it hurts when I lift it up.
Need more info: To answer this question you need an examination. There are a lot of variables for a neurological or orthopedic cause. Please make an appointment with your family physician. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Experience intense sharp pain, sudden difficulties moving rt. Thumb. Looks black & blue in the joint area feeling cold and swollen. What could this be?
Ans: Well depends really need more history. Soubds like you injured the thumb at some time what kind of work do you do? Best to see your doctor for exam and good history ...Read more
Moving fingers and thumb in both hands cause tremors at rest and also not at rest. What could it be? Also get tremor when holding phone.
See a doctor: Consider seeing a neurologist and getting checked. ...Read more
A very hard small bead-size lump on right wrist under thumb. Appeared over night. Slight pain. Have been moving the hand a lot. What could it be?
Small hard lumps on: The tendon sheath or retinaculum often represent samll cystic structres such as ganglions but occassional on ewill see an ostephyte (small bone burr near a joint) or sofdt tissue calcification causing the same "feel" cystic lesion of the extensor retinaculum or the flexor tendon sheath are often associated with thendon irriation and inflammaiton but may or not be causally related. ...Read more
37 male thumb bent backwards not broken pushed it back into place. Severely bruised and swollen. It seems as if the bruise is moving down arm normal?
If is not broken: It could being dislocated because it bent backward and brusing and the pain there, check it out for possible ligament injury. ...Read more
I've been having severe pain and popping in my wrist up into my thumb on right hand. The pain is constant and becomes worse when moving my thumb or wr?
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Moving join pain daily- like my middle finger to my thumbs/wrists, my right knee sometimes my shoulder?
Arthralgia: This needs to be evaluated by your physician. There are blood tests that need to be done. This is called a migratory arthralgia (different joint pains). A complete hisotry, physical and blood work should be done. ...Read more
Broke a fall with my hand. Pain in this triangle between 2 tendons and difficulty moving my thumb. Just a sprain, or something more serious?
You need an xray...:
You may have fractured a small bone in the wrist, near the thumb, called the scaphoid.
It's common for fractures of that bone to be missed (because they, eventually, stop hurting), but left untreated, can cause MAJOR problems in the future.
See your doctor for an Xray ...Read more
My thumb joint is very painful and swollen. Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger. Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.
Which thumb joint: There are three basic thumb joints. If this is at the bottom of the thumb, this is the carpometacarpal joint. It is commonly involved in osteoarthritis. And you may have had some irritation in the joint because of the severe pain. You can discuss this with the physician, there are some splints she can wear, you can have an injection, there are medicines that you can take. ...Read more
Pain on wrist earlier today and really just near wrist on thumb side. No trauma. Moving thumb creates some tightness. Early carpal or just strain?
Dog leash jerked thumb backward when my dog took off. It hurts and Certain movements hurt worse, at base of thumb. What happened? What should I do?
Strained (hopefully not torn) ligaments attached to the muscles responsible for the flexion (bending...grasping) of your thumb. Apply ICE and elevate your hand for the first 24-36 hours...then apply heat.... Do NOT strain the thumb more. REST your hand for that 36 hours. After that if WEAKNESS or PAIN or INABIITY to move the thumb persists. A Hand Specialist should be consulted!
Hope this helps ...Read more
Don'tNeglectTheThumb: If you bent it far enough you could have ripped a ligament at the base of the thumb. It could be minor or worse, depends on how lax or loose that joint is. Try and compare it to the other side if you can. If you can't, get it examined. If you need to wait to get it seen, try and tape the base of the thumb to give it some support :wrap it with a big"U"of tape with the curve of the "U" in the crease ...Read more
Small pea size bubble at base of thumb and where the wrist meet. Painful but not excruiating certain movements hurt more. Dr appt the 17th.
Have pain in anterior lateral forearm for 4 months. Pain aggravated by movements and any pressure on that part of forearm, radiates to thumb. Advise?
Symptoms of a grade two rcl thumb sprain, it's been 7 weeks since I fell on it and it's still painful. Not continuous though. Only certain movements?
Bad Thumb Driver: If you've seen a doctor (hopefully a hand specialist), what did he do?? If not, it's should be immobilized for a while. Tendons and ligaments take a long time to heal, especially if you use them a lot. Try this: get some one-inch surgical tape at Rite Aid and drape it over the joint, tape ends pointing down, like a shawl. Put on a few layers. There! Snug! Feel better? If not, get back to that doctor!! ...Read more
I have ganglion right below my thumb causing pain when bending palm or when performing any movements. Could you suggest any treatment. Thank you?
See a surgeon: Ganglion cysts can be very bothersome but are usually easily treated with excellent results. You should see a qualified general or hand surgeon as soon as possible. Some cysts can be managed successfully by a simple aspiration in the office but many will require excision. That can almost always be accomplished under local anesthesia with or without sedation on an outpatient basis. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a pulling pain between the thumb knuckle and the wrist when opening safety gates, jars etc working hand movements?
Inflammation: It sounds like inflammation of the tendon...did you injure it in some way? Have it seen by your doctor if it persists. In the meantime there are some simple things that may help. Homeopathic Arnica, Rhus tox and Bryonia (all three at same time) can help with the pain. Stopping gluten can also help...over time. That is not a quick fix. I have great success with Traditional Chinese medicine as well ...Read more