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Having intense intermittent stabbing pain in joints in left thumb throughout the day and night that prevent sleep. What are the probable causes. ?

Having intense intermittent stabbing pain in joints in left thumb  throughout the day and night that prevent sleep.  What are the probable causes. ?

Arthritis: Arthritis or tendinitis are common there and anything else would be rare. Garden variety osteoarthritis seems most likely, but really hard to tell given the scant info. Could potentially be a rheumatologic (inflammatory) arthritis as well. ...Read more

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I am having intense stabbing joint pain in left thumb from unknown causes. What might it be?

I am having intense stabbing joint pain in left thumb from unknown causes. What might it be?

Several causes: Assuming there is no injury, most common cause of thumb pain is a trigger finger usually associated with a snapping sensation or loss of motion. Carpal tunnel, or arthritis can also cause thumb pain. Needs an evaluation by hand surgeon to properly diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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On my left hand, there is a stabbing pain between my index finger and thumb whenever I move them, what's wrong with me?

On my left hand, there is a stabbing pain between my index finger and thumb whenever I move them, what's wrong with me?

Hand pain: Stabbing pain is most of the time muscular in nature. However, tingling and numbness/weakness would be a sign of nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel syndrome). Stop texting for a while and it should get better. Texting can also lead to cervical spine strain and disc damage+nerve entrapments. Use heat twice a day for at least a week. Immerse your hand in warm water and exercise by opening and closing. ...Read more

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I have pain in the middle of both my palms an at the base of my thumbs. It started with a stabbing sensation in the middle of my left palm?

I have pain in the middle of both my palms an at the base of my thumbs. It started with a stabbing sensation in the middle of my left palm?

Muscles stress.: Repetitive movements will stress the muscles and the pain will radiate into the palm and thumb. This is treatable with myofascial release therapy. You have to begin the process with massage, pt, heat and myofascial release therapy is with hands-on techniques. I like acupuncture. ...Read more

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When I reach for something I get a sharp ripping stabbing feeling in underside of forearm about an inch below my thumb wearing brace isn't helping?

When I reach for something I get a sharp ripping stabbing feeling in underside of forearm about an inch below my thumb wearing brace isn't helping?

Tendonitis: If there hasn't been an injury to the area it is likely Tendonitis. It can be quite painful. Anti inflammatory medications (ibuprofen), ice, and rest will help. On occasion a steroid injection can be helpful as well. If it persists or worsens have a doctor examine it. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have a red dot on my right hand thumb. It doesn't itch but when I hold a pen or try to open the cap of a bottle it hurts, like a dull stabbing feel.

I have a red dot on my right hand thumb. It doesn't itch but when I hold a pen or try to open the cap of a bottle it hurts, like a dull stabbing feel.

Red dot on thumb: red dot on the thumb can be from many cases ranging from infection, foreign body, eczyma (skin inflammation), trauma or contusion..etc if the problem persist medical review is indicated ...Read more

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How can I relieve thumb pain caused by typing and texting?

How can I relieve thumb pain caused by typing and texting?

See below: You might have to cut back on the amount of texting and typing that you do. It is possible that your body cannot tolerate your current level of activity. You may need some hand therapy with an occupational therapist. Sometimes a splint may be needed as well. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe pain in thumb and don't know why?

What do I do about severe pain in thumb and don't know why?

Consider a visit to:: An orthopedic doctor who has done specialty training in the hand. In the meantime, if your doctor approves, consider an anti-inflammatory medicine. Consider if your symptoms match: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/de-quervains-tenosynovitis/basics/definition/con-20027238. ...Read more