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Sore Thumb Muscle
My palm under my thumb is very sore, almost feels like I pulled a muscle, but I didn't fall or hit the area at all. What should I do to treat it?
See details: You should see a doctor and have the issue evaluated. Do not self treat. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I play tennis and the muscle under my thumb is always sore after practice. Do you have a diagnosis and a way that I can ease the pain?
Painful pinched nerve in thumb, 1st and 2nd fingers on dominant right hand. Numb fingers, muscles sore, no grip. What can I do until appt?
SUGGEST: Let's assume you have carpal tunnel syndrome, and it is affecting the median nerve substantially. You have about a 35% chance that wearing a wrist splint, which you can find at orthopedics supply store, will calm down the inflammation, and decrease symptoms if worn thru-out the day. An OTC NSAID may also help a bit. ...Read more
I hurt my neck wrestling on monday night and my left arm muscles feel weak and my left thumb is sore. Its been like 3 days. I can move my arm though?
See doctor: Neck injury with associated arm weakness especially if it involves the hand can be a serious injury. It suggests the possibility of a nerve root injury at the neck level. This could be related to a herniated disc, an irritated nerve root, or just a neck strain with associated muscle spasms resulting in nerve pain. Regardless, you need to see a doctor before you are cleared to wrestle again. ...Read more
I have had pain on my right side above the hip below the rib cage. A tender spot in the muscle about the size of my thumb. Since wednesday?
A student bit my hand at work today. It did not break the skin. With how sore it is, could the student have injured a muscle/tendon?
Soreness in trapezius muscle with numbness & tingling in arm and hand. Is a massage good for this? What else?
Heat, nsaid: Try a moist warm/hot towel or heating pad, try Ibuprofen or other nsaid. Sometimes a gentle massage to the muscles can be helpful....if your symptoms persist see your physician for examination. Neck problems (disc) and peripheral nerve (carpal and cubital tunnel) entrapment are fairly common. Best of Luck! ...Read more
What is causing my muscles in my right arm to be sore when I stretch out my arm and also cause a pins and needles sensation in my hand?
I slammed my left hand against a surface last night, now my left bicep feels sore--as if I pulled a muscle. Risk of blod clot? Moving hand feels odd.
Do you worry a lot?: ALS doesn't cause a limb to be sore or to "lock up." you also haven't adequately described your muscle "twitches" or what you mean by "clumsy? " If you're worried, posting on HealthTap won't un-worry you. See a neurologist. ALS is one of those diseases that people get irrationally terrified of? Far out of proportion to their chances of actually developing it? It's a rare disease. ...Read more
21male right neck muscle pain right hand finger tingling right feet finger tingling pain in knee and hip right side sore throat is it MS or ALS? Plzz
With my right hand supinated, if I push down on it with my left hand, I feel a sharp pain in my trap muscle, small area also tender to touch there?
My muscles in my both lower upper arm hurt burning aching pain goes all the way to hand with weakness in arm?
? Pain: There is not enough information for me to tell you accurately what may be going on. I would suggest seeing a DO who specializes in neuromusculoskeltal medicine or a DO or MD family physician, sports med or physiatrist. ...Read more
I had a tender feeling in my groin muscles for two days, noticed that evening that I had swollen lumb on the left hand side with headaches and fatigue?
? Infection: What you described is consistent with infection in the area drained by the groin node. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
Nerve problem: You may have a problem with the nerve input to the thumb or the circulation. Is it cold feeling and is the pulse present on the base of the thumb. You probably should see a physician for this to prevent permanent change. There might be a problem with the nerve root in the neck. ...Read more
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Sore thumb to bend but not to touch... She said she hurt it on a door frame running past 2 days ago?
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
Hit my head in metal bar yesterday. Have small thumb size dent slight headache and soreness should I be worried?
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?
When I cut food, I get a sharp pain in left index knuckle. Also randomly get a sharp pain in muscle/flesh between same knuckle and thumb.?
Trigger finger: If it gets "stuck" sometimes and you have to "unstick" it with your other hand, wonder about trigger finger. If pain but no sticking of the finger, wonder about arthritis in the joint. Tendonitis is also on the list, but without proper examination, hard to tell. Hope this at least gives you some idea. If it continues, please see medical provider for evaluation. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
I dislocated my thumb and it required surgery to relocate it, no muscle damage was present and only slight soft tissue damage, how long is recovery?
4 to6 weeks: It seems you had open reduction without pinning. The recovery is fast and maximum time it takes is 4to6 weeks at the most. But since we don't know what surgical procedure you had, I suggest you ask the orthopedic doctor who did the surgery how long is the recovery in your case ...Read more
Possibly: Yes, it could for a variety of reasons. Give it a rest and see what happens. ...Read more
Extensor pollicis: Longus. But if your thumb is "hammering" it might actually be triggering and that has to do with the flexor tendon getting hung up in the a1 pulley at the base if your thumb on the palmar aspect of your hand. ...Read more
Compression palsy: It is possible that you laid on the forearm or leaned against it too long over night, causing a mild compression palsy (nerve is injured and so thumb does not work well). There is medical condition: saturday night palsy--a drunken person sleeping on the bench leaning on his arm all night, next day can't straighten wrist our because of nerve injury. If not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more