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Doctor insights on: Spur On My Thumb Carpal Bone

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I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

Yes: It takes time for the inflamed tissue to heal both from where the surgery was done and from around the nerve that was injured. Then it will take time for the nerve itself to heal. I just had this discussion with my hand surgeon. The nerve heals approximately 1-2 mm a day not counting the first month after surgery. Give it time. ...Read more

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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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However, i don't think its tendonitis, because my carpal bones especially the ones near my thumbs are cracking and grinding together. Please Help?

However, i don't think its tendonitis, because my carpal bones especially the ones near my thumbs are cracking and grinding together. Please Help?

Sounds like U got...: ...an answer and R now questioning it. D'Quervains disease is tendinitis of the short flexor and long abductor 2 the thumb, and it can cause cracking squeaking and these 2 tendons R @ the base of the thumb, and the pain & noise is from the tendon sheath entering a tight tendon pulley right at the tip of the distal radius. does this sound like what U have? ...Read more

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Can I get bone spurs in my thumb?

Can I get bone spurs in my thumb?

Thumb bone spurs: Any joint can get bone spurs. Bone spurs or osteophytes are a common feature of arthritic change in a joint. The common findings of arthritis on an X-ray are are joint space narrowing, sclerosis ( or whiter bone on X-ray), bone spurs, bone cysts . Clinically or in real life this may be seen as clicking, swelling, pain , tightness, beginning with end range of motion symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a spur and a cyst when related to abnormal bone knot/growth on thumb side of wrist? I have smooth knot on my wrist.

What is the difference between a spur and a cyst when related to abnormal bone knot/growth on thumb side of wrist? I have smooth knot on my wrist.

Spur/cyst: A spur is an overgrowth of bone and is often part of aging. A cyst is an area where there is no bone or a deficiency of bone . It is often something you are born with. Cysts can also form along the tendons in your wrist. I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Thumb bone spurs: Any joint can get bone spurs. Bone spurs or osteophytes are a common feature of arthritic change in a joint. The common findings of arthritis on an X-ray are are joint space narrowing, sclerosis ( or whiter bone on X-ray), bone spurs, bone cysts . Clinically or in real life this may be seen as clicking, swelling, pain , tightness, beginning with end range of motion symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you break one of the carpal bones in your hand and not have a lot of pain?

Can you break one of the carpal bones in your hand and not have a lot of pain?

Usually is painful: In most case a fracture of the carpal bone is painful. In certain cases it may be pain associated with activity. But in most cases a fracture is painful. Pain is experienced differently by different people so what one considers a "lot of pain" may vary. ...Read more

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Is it possible to bite your thumb to the bone is it possible to bite your thumb to the bone?

Is it possible to bite your thumb to the bone is it possible to bite your thumb to the bone?

Anything is possible: While anything is possible, I wouldn't recommend it due to concern for possible injury & infection. Best to discuss your question & concerns w/your Family Doc. ...Read more

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What causes painful burning bones sensation in my thumbs?

What causes painful burning bones sensation in my thumbs?

Difficult to say: If you having increasing pain, swelling, or the skin is turning red you should see a doctor. They can also check for things like Reyanauds. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/basics/definition/con-20022916 ...Read more

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Plz help me my thumb is swallowed between the middle bone what I do?

Plz help me my thumb is swallowed between  the middle bone what I do?

More info: Did you hit it, any trauma? For how long swollen.? Try not to move it and use an ice cube on it to reduce the swelling. Can put a popsicle stick under it or cardboard strip and cover with gauze and tape Can take pharmacy meds Tylenol or ibuprofen as labelled on the bottle. See doctor if not better in 48 hours. Can go to urgent care or call your doctor if you need more info today. Xray possible ...Read more

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I'm having a pain in my left thumb, actually its the bone that connect it to my wrist that hurts. And i massaged it too lessen the pain.

I'm having a pain in my left thumb, actually its the bone that connect it to my wrist that hurts. And i massaged it too lessen the pain.

Thumb pain: It sounds like your carpal metacarpal joint (cmc). Unusual for someone your age to have pain there. Have you had an injury to the ligament in the past? Sometime tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment (dequervain's) can give similar symptoms. I would take 2 aleve (naproxen) twice a day with food for 3 days an see if it relieves your pain. ...Read more

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What can you do to make sure a small piece of a bone from your thumb grows back?

What can you do to make sure a small piece of a bone from your thumb grows back?

Needs Immobilization: It depends on where the piece is, the amount of blood supply to help heal it, and how stable or immobile the piece is. At times, a small fracture fragment may not heal bone to bone but merely attach by scar tissue which may work as well. An example is the very tip of the thumb. When involving part of a joint, healing becomes more critical, requiring proper immobilization by cast or surgery. ...Read more

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The base of my thumb metacarpals hurt. They hurt more with gripping. What could it be? They have been hurting for years but has gotten progressively worse. It hurts down to the carpals and i can make it hurt with manipulation

The base of my thumb metacarpals hurt.  They hurt more with gripping.  What could it be? They have been hurting for years but has gotten progressively worse.  It hurts down to the carpals and i can make it hurt with manipulation

Statistically, : Statistically, you are likely to be a 50-year-old woman with symptoms in your non-dominant hand. These symptoms are classic for arthritis at the base of the thumb. (basilar joint = carpometacarpal joint = trapeziometacarpal joint) 25% of women and 17% of men will have arthritis in this area by age 70. If you are not in this demographic, there can be other causes. After an injury, the beak (aka volar oblique) ligament can be torn. This should be repaired if there is no underlying arthritis. Ganglion cysts can occur in this area. Less commonly, the symptoms can be referred from scaphoid fractures, scapholunate ligament injuries, dequervain's tenosynovitis, or skier's thumb. An evaluation by a hand surgeon can be quite helpful. I don't always get x-rays if i know it is arthritis and we are not planning surgery. Otherwise, i would get x-rays. ...Read more

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Lump on thumb bone?

Lump on thumb bone?

Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more

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What can cause thumb /carpal tunnel?

What can cause thumb /carpal tunnel?

Nerve Compression: The carpal tunnel is the part of the wrist at the base of the palm that contains the flexor tendons of the hand and the median nerve as they travel from the forearm to the hand. Swelling in this space can cause median nerve compression leading to carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms are numbness, tingling and pain. ...Read more

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When you break your scaphoid bone, can you still move your thumb?

When you break your scaphoid bone, can you still move your thumb?

Yes: It may hurt if you move and part of the treatment is a thumb spica cast which immobilizes the thumb to assist in scaphoid healing. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my muscle underneath my thumb moves? Also, the bone underneath my thumb has been hurting.. any answers?

Thumb pain is common: Thumb problems can be simple or complex. the joint at the base of the thumb is known as a saddle joint. The joint at the base of the thumb is commonly afflicted with arthritis at advanced ages. This sometimes responds to oral pain relievers but may require a corticosteroid injection for temporary relief. Surgery is needed for severe unrelenting pain. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had r carpal tunnel sg 5 weeks ago. I just tried to get on my comp and after only a few min of using mouse, my r thumb swell n hurt. Why? Is this nml?

I had r carpal tunnel sg 5 weeks ago. I just tried to get on my comp and after only a few min of using mouse, my r thumb swell n hurt. Why? Is this nml?

Varies: Recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome varies based upon the individual and surgical technique used. In surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is divided, which can lead to activity related pain around the thumb, this is almost always temporary, you may want to cut back your activities for the short term until you are doing better. If you dont get better soon, sometimes therapy can help. ...Read more