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I am software developer,recently had really bad tendinosis on right thumb base,with fluid around thumb tendon.How can I prevent from getting it again?

I am software developer,recently had really bad tendinosis on right thumb base,with fluid around thumb tendon.How can I prevent from getting it again?

Decrease use: Hi If it was the result of overuse, like from too much typing on the keyboard, then the best thing would be to try and take regular breaks during the day, decrease overall use, and maybe try a different keyboard wrist support. If that isn't possible you can work with an occupational therapist to see if they can help you develop a routine to keep your joints healthy. Hope this helps ...Read more

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My thumb hit with the ball and swollen.iam able to move my thumbs base joint but no the upper joint please tell me some remedies to reduce pain&swell?

My thumb hit with the ball and swollen.iam able to move my thumbs base joint but no the upper joint please tell me some remedies to reduce pain&swell?

R.I.C.E: Rest, ice, compression ( splinting ) and elevation PLUS the judicious use of either Advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen if you are not allergic to these medications. If pain is severe, I suggest UC or ER for x rays. ...Read more

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I am experiencing (thumb base area numbness and wrist pain. It makes me drop things. I've had carpel tunnel surgery some years ago. It aches a lot. ?

I am experiencing  (thumb base area numbness and wrist pain. It makes me drop things. I've had carpel tunnel surgery some years ago. 
It aches a lot. ?

Classic symptoms.: It might be time to have your hand evaluated again. It is not out of the question that the symptoms of carpal tunnel can return after the surgery. A hand surgeon can certainly fill you in on the details and significance of the symptoms you are now having. ...Read more

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At MMA last night, injured thumb. Now base of thumb swollen & bruised and feels stiff. Is it fractured? Is it worth wasting hospital time?

At MMA last night, injured thumb. Now base of thumb swollen & bruised and feels stiff. Is it fractured? Is it worth wasting hospital time?

Xray for answer: A simple Xray would determine whether or not you have a fracture at the base of the swollen thumb. Direct palpation (squeezing) of the bone suspected to be fractured is also a great clinical way to determine presence of a fracture. gently squeeze injured bone in a grid type fashion with opposing thumb and index finger. If sudden increase in specific point pain-- highly suspicious for fracture. ...Read more

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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. Whats wrong?

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. Whats 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

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I am getting thumb pain at base and joint of thumb - help please?

I am getting thumb pain at base and joint of thumb - help please?

Arthritis: Most commonly osteoarthritis, however you are on the young side for that to be symptomatic. Could be ligament laxity of the cmc joint, or possibly dequervains tenosynovitis of 1st extensor compartment. Recommend hand surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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I all of a sudden have a very sore left thumb- at the base it is like the bone is protruding and very sore?

I all of a sudden have a very sore left thumb- at the base it is like the bone is protruding and very sore?

Thumb pain: Could be a strain, sprain, tendinitis, arthritis, etc. Sometimes we hurt a finger but don't even think much of it until later when it hurts. Use ice and Advil (ibuprofen). No improvement or worsening see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a base thumb joint replacement a year ago and I am still in pain. What do I do?

Depends on surgery: There are many types of surgical treatments for basilar thumb arthritis. Soft tissue arthroplasties rarely have painful complications. If an artificial implant is used, there are more possible problems. The first thing you should do is see your surgeon and get an x-ray. If your surgeon can't help you, get a 2nd opinion from a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. 40 is young for this surgery. ...Read more

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I had a base thumb joint replacement a year ago and I am still have pain. What can I do?

Replaced how?: Basilar thumb arthritis is a very common condition. Treatment results with surgery are generally quite good, especially pain relief. Typically the arthritic bone, the trapezium, is removed. It can be replaced by tendon or hematoma, with similar results. Things can get complicated when artificial replacements, such as metals and plastics, are used. Sometimes it's just a painful scar, c your doc! ...Read more

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Hit his hand on outside a sore thumb on inside base thumb swollen hurts to bend thumb- should we wrap it and leave to see if it gets better?

Thumb is important: thumb is the most important digit in the hand. my advice have it X ray and if there is no fractured, there is a lot of splint for the thumb to rest it. do not gamble with the thumb. ...Read more

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Thumb/wrist frozen solid after cast removal 2 weeks ago for broken thumb(first metacarpal at the base).Thumb is still swollen/sensitive. What's wrong?

Thumb and wrist: See your Orthopedist and have him exam you and take new X-rays and maybe an MRI if indicated. How did you break your thumb and 1st MT??? It might be that you fractured more than your thumb and 1st MC. ...Read more

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Pain in top base of thumb for about a week. Hurts to move and lift. Ideas?

Probably tendinitis: this location for pain in the thumb tends to be tendinitis.a thumb splint for at least 6-8 hours per day for 1 week should help to relieve symptom. also icing the thumb for 20 min per day should also help.if it does not resolve within 7-10 days i would recommend that you see an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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My thumbs hurt at the base where they meet my hand?

My thumbs hurt at the base where they meet my hand?

NEED MORE INFORMATIO: We need more information like how long you have had pain, is there any history of injury and do you have any other medical conditions it may be an inflammation in the tendon, fascitis or may be arthritis.You can try some anti inflammatory meds like ibuprophen or Aleve (naproxen) over the counter and if pain persists have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dog leash jerked thumb backward when my dog took off. It hurts and Certain movements hurt worse, at base of thumb. What happened? What should I do?

Dog leash jerked thumb backward when my dog took off. It hurts and Certain movements hurt worse, at base of thumb. What happened? What should I do?

You have: strained (hopefully not torn) ligaments attached to the muscles responsible for the flexion (bending...grasping) of your thumb. Apply ICE and elevate your hand for the first 24-36 hours...then apply heat.... Do NOT strain the thumb more..REST your hand for that 36 hours. After that if WEAKNESS or PAIN or INABIITY to move the thumb persists ..a Hand Specialist should be consulted! Hope this helps ...Read more

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Red rash with little white bumps on base of thumb. What could it be?

Red rash with little white bumps on base of thumb. What could it be?

Infection: That would be the most common including things like a herpetic infection if vesicles (fluid filled little pockets) form. ...Read more

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What would cause chronic pain in the base of thumb, in both hands, and the thumbs makes a cracking noise every time I bend it?

What would cause chronic pain in the base of thumb, in both hands, and the thumbs makes a cracking noise every time I bend it?

Sounds like Inflamma: The fact that it is in both hands goes more for an inflammatory process. Did you have any trauma ? Try icing to bring the inflammation down and passive movement to see if this helps. Start here ...Read more

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Hurt thumb wrestling at my job (LE) now it hurts at the base of thumb when I extend it and attempt to write what could be wrong?

Hurt thumb wrestling at my job (LE) now it hurts at the base of thumb when I extend it and attempt to write what could be wrong?

Need splint: It may be either a bone or ligament injury (fracture or sprain). Since work related, should report and get it checked by Work Comp Dr. Meanwhile, support, tape, or splint to decrease painful movement + cold compress to area. If not gun-hand, can be FD w/sprained thumb. Get it looked at & be safe! ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst surgery 2/2015. Still have quite a bit of pain in base of thumb (site surgery) it's been 5 months. Why still pain?

Ganglion cyst surgery 2/2015.  Still have quite a bit of pain in base of thumb (site surgery)  it's been 5 months. Why still pain?

Hand surgeon: This question is best answered by your surgeon who performed the procedure during which superficial nerves were probably disturbed and are very slow to grow back. I'm sure the surgeon will want to examine your hand if you're having so much discomfort 5 months later. ...Read more