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Tennis Thumb Pain
Thumb pain at base of thumb and some on inside by ucl. Unable to pinch or hold a cup etc. Had gamekepper surgery 2 times. What's wrong?
In anyone with UCL: Tear of the mcp joint of the thumb) 2 prior procedures with pain perhaps the stability that was needed just oculdnt be attended. I assume base means the mp jointnad not thereal "base: as in the cmc joint. Damage to the joint from the orignal traumatic episode may preclude complete relief of pain. With good stability then it deends upon how much pain before fusion but hard to rec at age 19. ...Read more
Not normal: The opposable thumb is what makes us unique. The multitude of muscles, ligaments, bones, and nerves that supply the thumb need to work in union in order for it to function properly. Scar tissue from a partial ligament tear, malalignment, nerve compression, hairline fracture may be the reason it continues to bother you. You should seek medical attention if this continues to persist. ...Read more
Try few things, 1st.: Localized, unilateral joint/muscle pain has a variety of causes, most likely some kind of trauma, repeated movements leading to mm strain, early osteoarthritis--old bone or degenerative arthrittis-- at base of thumb is very often the joint first affected. Rest it (play piano, use computer or texting a lot?), ice it, perhaps anti-inflammatory (advil, alleve), for a week. If persists, check w doc. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Thumb pain. 2.5 years ago surgery to repair ucl ligament. Complete tear. Lots of pain now. Cant pinch hold cup press down what's wrong y does it hurt?
Not sure: But I would first get an x-ray to check the joint first. ...Read more
Vein: Hand has a lot of superficial veins. Sometimes they are traumatized by routine things we do. This small vein can clot off and occasionally calcify. They often occur in locations that sustain a lot of use or minor trauma. Try padding the area with a bandaide. If it continues to hurt, they sometimes need to be removed. ...Read more
I have developed thumb pain due to golf playing. I have given rest for 3 months but it still comes off and on. What should I do?
Splint, rest, meds: This type of pain could be due to several problems. Tendinitis is possible and can be treated with a splint to rest your thumb, application of heat, and medication like advil of aleve (naproxen). Other possible causes include arthritis of the joint at the bottom of the thumb. If the above does not help, get it checked out by your doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Is it possible that I could be put in a cast because I've had thumb pain after a fall 11 weeks ago. My rcl is hurting still. Any ideas?
See an orthopedist: To determine if you need casting, I would recommend you get examined by an orthopedist. They can only recommend treatment after they get a chance to ask about your symptom, consider an xray, and do a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
I have a regular elbow, lower arm and right thumb pain. I am a technology professional. I have done a lot of stretching exercises, but it hasn't helped?
Mashed your thumb?: Sounds like a minor injury. Pain should gradually subside. Dark color in nail will slowly be carried to the edge of the nail and shed off. ...Read more
What s are possible cause of thumb pain when I wake up every day? There's visible puffiness in the thumb-side of my hand as well.
Went to doc for base of thumb pain and he wants me to go to pt I think it's tendonitis but I'm not a doc I can't pay for pt if it won't help opinions?
Thumb pain caused by hard impact about three weeks ago but hasn't decreased I have a little swelling and get pain and numbness/tingling in thumb&wrist?
Depends: This really should be examined in person, and is not suited to a internet diagnosis. Depends on injury, was thumb jammed? If so, possibly compressed structures in bones of hand/wrist and sometimes wrist inflammation turns inward not outward and that is something to seek care for, as entrapment of neurovascular elements within the wrist can be a real problem. Suggest see md/orthopedist. Good luck. ...Read more
Not common: While it is not common, it can happen. Distal tendon repair creates local trauma where several nerves and blood vessels travel. Swelling from surgery can cause pressure on nerves so pain and even sometimes numbness can happen. It should not last long, and be sure to follow up closely with your surgeon and share any concerns and ask questions, especially if it continues or worsens. ...Read more
After typing on the computer all day I have a lot of wrist and thumb pain, besides taking n'said what else can I do for pain relief?
Carpal tunnel: This is carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive stress injury. Nsaids are good. The other things are to wear wrist splints at night, take frequent breaks to stretch your wrists and fingers throughout the work day, and follow up with your doctor for surgery if that becomes necessary (fairly simple procedure). ...Read more
May b carpal tunnel:
Pain of the thumb, index finger, and middle finger may b cts.
Usually the ring and small finger r not involved. If symptoms persist you should see your local hand surgeon. ...Read more
I have severe thumb pain in my left thumb from texting so much I have to wear a brace. It makes my arm go numb why is that?
Could be a: Carpel tunnel issue. See your physician first to refer you to an orthopedic hand surgeon for eval. Treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Right thumb pain in IP joint, worse with bending or straightening all the way and pushing down, tender to touch, swollen. What could it be?
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What you described suggests inflammation of the joint. You may take acetaminophen if it is painful. If the pain does not go away in a couple of weeks, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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Severe thumb pain, not able to bend my thumb and it felt as though my joint popped out of place. No previous arthritis symptoms. Thumb injury?
Overuse probable: You would know is trauma occurred, if not overuse or gripping something too tightly, which is much more common than joints moving. See ortho doc, PMR to evaluate and diagnose, then treatment can resolve it. ...Read more
I get wrist and thumb pain/tingling/numbness when playing clarinet, piano, writing, typing etc. I really can't stop playing these instruments. Advice?
Hardish mass on the top R. side of L. forearm, around extensor pollicis brevis, with wrist-thumb pain, that ortho. Said is nothing. Can this be serious?
Switch hands: Learn to use either hand when squeezing that frosting bladder. Lots of people end up with carpal tunnel syndrome from overuse. Take breaks (or even a vacation). Wear a cock up splint at night (to keep from folding the wrist) if that doesn't work get seen by a neurologist or a physiatrist who does good quality emg-ncs studies so you can get good advise about your situation and exclude other things. ...Read more
Fell off bicycle 6 weeks ago on hand. Have had wrist/thumb pain since. No swelling Can't lean on hand/wrist without pain. Pain when gripping stuff.
Fracture or sprain: You may have broken your scaphoid or torn a ligament in your wrist. You need to see a hand surgeon ...Read more
Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?
Only x-ray can tell: If this just occurred, then it's reasonable to give this a couple of days of observation, rest, icing and possibly anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Only an x-ray can answer the question of whether a fracture is present or not. A contusion/bruise can certainly look like this. ...Read more