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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?

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?

Thumb Pain: The soreness in the muscle is probably from tendonitis as a result of overuse. The repetitive motion used with your tennis stroke is the cause. You might try wrapping it and ibuprofen. Icing it after tennis may help. You might try a softer racquet grip as well. ...Read more

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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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Pulled muscle: you could have pulled a muscle. When you discuss this with your physician to ask about issues like the intestine, gallbladder, the kidney as other possibilities. But if it's right on the surface I suspect it's the muscle ...Read more

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There is pain in the muscle below my thumb. What could this be?

There is pain in the muscle below my thumb. What could this be?

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

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Sore on side of thumb under nail?

Sore on side of thumb under nail?

Sore under nail: Often lesions under fingernails are viral warts, but other conditions can cause persistent lesions under nails, including trauma, bone changes and some skin cancers. If the sore is persistent, it needs to be looked at by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Thumb is sore & swollen. Didn't injure. Cause and what to do?

Thumb is sore & swollen.  Didn't injure.  Cause and what to do?

Follow-up needed: This could be an inflammatory process caused by arthritic changes (ej. osteoarthritis, gout, etc.). Need to see a Physician if not better. ...Read more

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My forearm to my thumb has been sore since doing bloodwork 7 days ago?

My forearm to my thumb has been sore since doing bloodwork 7 days ago?

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