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Thumb Muscles Are Atrophied
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
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
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
Hello, my thumb muscles keep swelling sometimes, especially after studying/writing and they hurt a lot. What do I do?
Try taking advil: if ok for you, ice and elevate that hand. it is common for thumbs to get sore if you write a lot. ...Read more
I have trouble gripping my fingers and when i grip objects it hurts bad and the muscles around the thumb swell and hurts what can it be i?
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
Since 4 days my left hand thumb muscles hv pain wen i press thn pain is severe where it joints from palm.. please guide some exercise..or how to cure?
Out of cast after 4 weeks(long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon
Can be expected --: Stiffness from being in a cast for 4 weeks. Numbness maybe from cast being too tight or the cotton padding may have bunched up causing a local neuritis, which should clear up in 2-3 weeks time. As you exercise the tight muscles should loosen up and get stronger, reducing the stiffness as well. Massage/stretching exercises would help the epicondylitis. The doc should advise re: the torn tendon! ...Read more
Out of cast after 4wks(long arm) forearm muscles tight n painful n numb thumb. Normal after casting? Have epychondolitis n partial tendon tear
I have been having tingling feeling that sometimes run down my arm into the tips of my left middle, thumb and pointing finger, pain in my shoulder blade, left side of the muscles in the back of my neck and along the edge of my shoulder blade in my back ac
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