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Thumbs have been really soar for months. Now right thumb keeps popping out of joint. I've never injured it to my knowledge. This is very painful. Why?

Thumbs have been really soar for months. Now right thumb keeps popping out of joint. I've never injured it to my knowledge. This is very painful. Why?

Subluxation: Either it is Trigger Joint or Subluxation of the joint. Do you do repeated movement with the Thumb? Try NSAID like Ibuprofen and seek Orthopedics consultation. ...Read more

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Every time I move or bend my thumb is makes this popping or snapping noise & later becomes stiff, very little pain. What's going on?

Every time I move or bend my thumb is makes this popping or snapping noise & later becomes stiff, very little pain. What's going on?

Trigger thumb: It is a condition called trigger thumb. You need to see a doctor who will recommend steroid injections, to loosen up the popping. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I had ucl repair of my right thumb and a1 pulley release of right thumb, but still have pain and popping, what could be possible cause?

I had ucl repair of my right thumb and a1 pulley release of right thumb, but still have pain and popping, what could be possible cause?

Unfortunately: a "failed" repair is a possibility. You should , however, have another attempt at splinting,steroid injection , and Hand Therapy before undergoing a second surgery. Seek out a second opinion (from a Board Certified HAND surgeon) Hope this helps! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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I was playing my baseball game and got hit on the thumb part of my glove. I felt immediate pain i can't really move my thumb. There's pain and popping?

I was playing my baseball game and got hit on the thumb part of my glove. I felt immediate pain i can't really move my thumb. There's pain and popping?

Injury: Apply ice to minimize swelling and pain. Rest the hand and thumb. If pain and swelling worsen, proceed to the hospital er. Otherwise expect pain on motion for 7to10 days. If the thumb pains at rest, however, don't wait to get it checked. ...Read more

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For what reason does my thumb and pinky keep popping out of place at the base of the knuckle?

For what reason does my thumb and pinky keep popping out of place at the base of the knuckle?

Trigger fingers: These are probably trigger fingers related to tendinitis. There usually resolve with a cortisone injection. Have it evaluated if it bothers you. ...Read more

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In the morning, both ip thumb joints are locked up but release after popping. It is not painful but its new. As a 25 yr old artist, is this a concern?

In the morning, both ip thumb joints are locked up but release after popping. It is not painful but its new. As a 25 yr old artist, is this a concern?

Popping thumbs: You might have trigger finger (trigger thumbs). It is characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system results in difficulty flexing or extending the thumb. See a hand specialist to confirm the diagnosis and to provide appropriate tx. ...Read more