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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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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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Week ago right wrist bone on top of hand started sticking out when bending the hand palm down no swelling how can it be fixed was doing exercise befor?

Week ago right wrist bone on top of hand started sticking out when bending the hand palm down no swelling how can it be fixed was doing exercise befor?

Wrist bone: Please see your doc ASAP. If something is broken or fractured it needs to be set so that it does not heal out of position. Peace and good health. ...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

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Popped bone out in wrist, got myself a wrist support brace and put it on loosely and now my thumb has been numb. Do I have nerve damage? In pain.

Popped bone out in wrist, got myself a wrist support brace and put it on loosely and now my thumb has been numb. Do I have nerve damage? In pain.

Yes: You have a fracture or dislocation of a wrist bone that is now pressing on your median nerve. You need to see a hand surgeon asap before you have permenant nerve damage. ...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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How long should the swelling of my hand take to go down. I broke my thumb bone at the bottom they said it was a clean break on the 25 of this month.?

How long should the swelling of my hand take to go down. I broke my thumb bone at the bottom they said it was a clean break on the 25 of this month.?

72 + hours: General inflammation usually peaks at 72+ hours and then slowly resolves. A broken thumb is significant, and it would not be at all unusual for the swelling to be noticeable for 2 weeks. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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There's this abnormal lump on my hand right beside the last bone in my thumb and it's painful to the touch. What could this be?

There's this abnormal lump on my hand right beside the last bone in my thumb and it's painful to the touch. What could this be?

Neuroma: Sometimes a nerve can be injured, can swell, and create a abnormal growth, which is called a neuroma, or a nerve tumor. In the feet, they are called Morton's neuroma. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some bones separated from each other in your lower thumb area? Was told by 2 doctors it was avolusion facture but by hand special

Is it normal to have some bones separated from each other in your lower thumb area? Was told by 2 doctors it was avolusion facture but by hand special

Please finish your: ...question. What the hand specialist told you is important for us giving you relevant information. Yes, it's true that avulsion fractures can pull a piece of bone and ligament from the thumb. But your hand specialist is in a better position to figure out what's really going on. Best wishes! Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Fell a week today hand is bruising. Got a bumb ontop of my bone thumb area what could this be..

Hematoma: This could be some collected blood under the skin. Usually it goes away with time, but if not you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain starting in my left thumb radiating up my arm behind my collar bone. Seems to get worse as the day goes on. Leaves my hand weak?

I have a dull pain starting in my left thumb radiating up my arm behind my collar bone. Seems to get worse as the day goes on. Leaves my hand weak?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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My baby is 7m old, his fingers on the right hand is weaker than the left, is it related to his missing thumb&radial bone. Should I meet neurologist?

My baby is 7m old, his fingers on the right hand is weaker than the left, is it related to his missing thumb&radial bone. Should I meet neurologist?

Talk to your doctor: When the forearm and hand don't develop quite right, there can be other effects nearby. Talk to your doctor to see how much weakness there is and which specific muscles, from the shoulder to the fingers, are affected. Together then you can decide whether you need a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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4 years ago- bad bone bruise and sprain of hand (Between thumb and first finger).Since then, if I use it a lot (writing)pain returns. What could it be?

4 years ago- bad bone bruise and sprain of hand (Between thumb and first finger).Since then, if I use it a lot (writing)pain returns. What could it be?

Rehabilitate: If you didn't properly rehabilitate the bone and joint then it's possible that you are left with long-standing pain. However if you start exercising the area again then it's quite likely that the pain will permanently disappear. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can fix my broken thumb? 15 years ago I jammed my thumb straight on and dislocated the first joint down from thumbnail. I finally got X-ray done the other day. My dr. Said he saw a break in the bone and referred me to hand speciali

If: If the injury is 15 years old and the joint is destroyed and is painful such that the pain is an issue affecting your use of the thumb then the hand surgeon may discuss arthrodesis or fusion of the joint with you. There are other factors such as your usable motion right now, the adjacent joints and what is going on with them in terms of motion and or pain as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure vs your stated dysfunction with the thumb. ...Read more

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I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

Arthritis: Unless you have fallen or had some significant traums to your hand it would be extremely unlikely that you have a broken bone. The joint at the base of the thumb in that area is the second most common site for arthritis. It affects women about six times as frequently as men -- and no it is not because they work harder -- but due to hormonal effects on the ligament causing them to be looser. ...Read more

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Question about diagnosis/misdiagnosis of scaphoid fracture. Several months ago a box fell on my hand near the base of my thumb, I was concerned that something may have been broken or fractured, but I had MRI which should bones were intact. How likely tha

Question about diagnosis/misdiagnosis of scaphoid fracture. Several months ago a box fell on my hand near the base of my thumb, I was concerned that something may have been broken or fractured, but I had MRI which should bones were intact. How likely tha

This: This has nothing to do with training, experience or expertise. Some fractures just don't show up despite proper good standard assessment, but the percentages are small. The radiologist who read the study as negative also is trained to do so. To get an idea of the complexity of this question see the links below

an MRI that is read as negative for scaphoid fracture rules out a fracture most of the time.
There can be false negatives and false positives. A MRI will detect variations in the bones trabecular pattern (inside the bone) often associated with negative x-rays. If anything inexperience in reading MRI can lead to over diagnosing a fracture by mri.

Other tests include a ct scan, which is better for cortical (outside) disruption and a bone scan which is less specific


a contused or bruised joint near the base of the thumb especially if there is even a touch of mild arthritis can often take time to feel better

a good way to assess persistent pain several months after injury is to be reevaluated and get new plain x-rays including scaphoid views and be assessed for things other than a scaphoid fracture that can still give wrist pain. ...Read more

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Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Possible infection: It is possible this represents infection in hand or a skin reaction & contact dermatitis affecting the hand, possibly an insect bite. The jaw pain may represent an inflammed and activated Lymph node. Would see UR primary care doctor, otherwise could become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,

Repeat x-ray: I would recommend reevaluation with another x-ray -- this late type of pain after a remote injury can indicate damage to articular cartilage in the wrist in a number of different areas like the articulation between the the thumb metacarpal bone and another wrist bone called the trapezium -- repeat evaluation by an orthopedist specializing in hand is indicated ...Read more