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Sore Thumb Muscle
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?
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
My palm under my thumb is very sore, almost feels like i pulled a muscle, but i didnt 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
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
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 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?
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
Possibly: Yes, it could for a variety of reasons. Give it a rest and see what happens. ...Read more
Unusual: That's unusual but it's possible that the lab technician hit a nerve while drawing your blood, thus possibly causing the pain you are experiencing. Just a thought. If so, it should wane over the next week or so. If not, just touch base with your ordering doctor about it and see what they have to say to be safe. Best of luck! ...Read more