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Thumb Muscles Are Atrophied
Won't work: While steroid injection may help with the symptoms of an ulnar collateral ligament injury they will not facilitate healing or improve outcome. High grade acute ucl injuries usually require repair, while chronic high grade injuries usually require reconstructions for joint stabilization. Rehabilitation after repair or reconstruction will usually help reverse muscle atrophy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Can you get muscle atrophy on your thumb if you ignore carpal tunnel for years and will surgery fix it?
Yes, and may be: Carpal tunnel can cause atrophy of the thenar (thumb) muscles and it may recover following surgery, provided the damage to the nerves has not become irreversible. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001469/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Hello, my thumb muscles keep swelling sometimes, especially after studying/writing and they hurt a lot. What do I do?
Try taking advil (ibuprofen): if ok for you, ice and elevate that hand. it is common for thumbs to get sore if you write a lot. ...Read more
My thumb muscle hurts. The pain comes and goes but can last for days. What can cause this. I haven't done anytging strenuous.
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