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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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Yesterday, i couldn't bend my thumb and today, every time i move my wrist too much, i get sharp pains where my thumb bone meets my index finger bone.

Yesterday, i couldn't bend my thumb and today, every time i move my wrist too much, i get sharp pains where my thumb bone meets my index finger bone.

Thumb pain: A couple of thoughts... It could be an overuse injury, a tendonitis, it could be a flare up of arthritis caused by a previous injury. In these situations, i usually try to first rest the hand - no trying to "test" it to see if it hurts, or do any lifting or repetitive motions. I take Ibuprofen and see how it goes over a day or two. If it's improving on it's own great, if not, i see my doc! ...Read more

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I have a 1cm knot to pop up that is very hard it actually feels like bone in my left hand on the thumb region area to the wrist.should I be concer?

I have a 1cm knot to pop up that is very hard it actually feels like bone in my left hand on the  thumb  region area to the wrist.should I be concer?

Ganglion cyst: It is likely a ganglion cyst - they are common in the hand and wrist. They are completely benign and usually go away on their own. If it becomes larger or painful such that it interferes with the function of you hand / wrist - see your doctor. Occasionally an orthopedic doctor will have to remove the cyst. ...Read more

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Hand injury i was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of

That : That sounds like a very significant injury. Your doctor who did the surgery will want to see you back as he now has a medical relationship with you. Please call that doctor's office, explain that you are a patient there and the symptoms you are having. Although i understand you have financial concerns, having little use of your hand could affect the rest of your life and you need medical follow-up with the surgeon. This is very important that you have a medical evaluation to assess your hand and wrist. ...Read more

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Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore.Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore.Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Need evaluation: This could be a wrist fracture that needs treatment. You need to see a doctor and have xrays to rule out a fracture. Additional tests MAY be required. In the meantime, elevate the hand above your heart to help reduce swelling and gently move your hand and wrist to prevent stiffness. Get this evaluated NOW. ...Read more

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