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Doctor insights on: Spur On My Thumb Wrist Bone

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Bone (Definition)

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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Sharp knife like pain shoots from tip of thumb up the bone to just above wrist bone. Stops me dead in whatever I'm doing. Any Ideas?

Sharp knife like pain shoots from tip of thumb up the bone to just above wrist bone. Stops me dead in whatever I'm doing. Any Ideas?

Hand pain: You may have tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendons of the thumb. Perhaps you have a nerve inflammation of the thumb as well. If it hasn't resolved with NSAIDS for 5-7 days, see your doctor. ...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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Why is my wrist bone abnormally huge the one aligned with my pinkie on my left hand?

Why is my wrist bone abnormally huge the one aligned with my pinkie on my left hand?

Ulnar styloid: Is the name of the prominence of this part of the ulnar bone. In slim people it can be quite prominent, however it could also be prominent because it has become injured if you have recently had trauma and if this is the case needs urgent X-ray to exclude fracture. Best here to get a doctor licensed in your area to examine your wrist and then they can determine if normal appearance or not ...Read more

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I have lump on my left hand just before the wrist bone, it's there for a week w/o any injury or obvious reason. It pains on touch. Is it to worry?

I have lump on my left hand just before the wrist bone, it's there for a week w/o any injury or obvious reason. It pains on touch. Is it to worry?

Ganglion cyst: I suspect ganglion cysts that are benign ones, but without seeing them, it's actually hard to tell, so if you are concerned, please see your doc. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel cause excuriating night time pain and cause fingers to become stiff. Pain wrist bone to outer side of hand and on top of hand.

Can carpal tunnel cause excuriating night time pain and cause fingers to become stiff. Pain wrist bone to outer side of hand and on top of hand.

Carpal tunnel: Yes absolutely - the hallmark is burning night time pain with possible stiffness and the only way to help this is to shake the hands. ...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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For about a month now, I've had pain when I move my thumb in the spot the wrist begins. I hear the bone popping sometimes when I try to massage it.

For about a month now, I've had pain when I move my thumb in the spot the wrist begins. I hear the bone popping sometimes when I try to massage it.

Hand anatomy: The skeleton of the human hand consists of 27 bones:. The eight short carpal bones of the wrist are organized into a proximal row (scaphoid, lunate, triquetral and pisiform) and a distal row (trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and hamate). Sounds like you may be pressing on the carpal bones, but can't be sure from your question. ...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 can feel the bones in my wrist & the base of my thumb rubbing to each other some time it displaced with pain in z round bone of my wrist thumb side?

I can feel the bones in my wrist & the base of my thumb rubbing to each other some time it displaced with pain in z round bone of my wrist thumb side?

Unstable wrist joint: Or it can be a navicular fracture. Get an x-ray to rule out fracture. If x-ray ok, then exercises of squeezing a rubber ball frequently can rebuild the strength. ...Read more

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What is this painful little bone that I recently noticed on the inside of my wrist of my right hand on the side with the thumb? No recent injuries.

What is this painful little bone that I recently noticed on the inside of my wrist of my right hand on the side with the thumb? No recent injuries.

Sessamoid bone: This could be an irritation of the sessamoid bone to a ganglion it could also be part of the dequervain tendonitis, try some heat on it and see if it resolves. Of not see your physician. ...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

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

This: This sounds like a very serious injury. If you are unable to use your hand or move your finger that may mean that the ligaments or tendons were severely damaged, this may not heal on it's own. Please see your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesn't hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesn't hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Maybe: These cysts can be very hard. They are typically removed by a hand specialist ortho, general surgery, or plastics. Ask your primary care provider if a referral is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more