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Doctor insights on: Weak Thumb Symptoms

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My thumb hurts and feels weak. Why?

My thumb hurts and feels weak. Why?

Arthritis: The most common cause of pain at the base of the thumb is arthritis. Pain is typically worse with use - especially pinching, turning a key, and trying to open a lid. Treatment is with splinting, medication, and heat. If pain persists see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Ive had an annoying twitch in my right thumb for two days. Its not painful or showing any sign of weakness. Should I be concerned and see a dr?

Ive had an annoying twitch in my right thumb for two days. Its not painful or showing any sign of weakness. Should I be concerned and see a dr?

No worries right now: No need to push panic buttons. Sometimes, a part of the body gets into a "twitchy mood" for no apparent reason & it goes on even for a couple of days as you describe but then, stops. Generally, nobody will be able to find a cause and life goes on. You may wish to avoid using that hand to hold grenade pins down and defer being the RACE TIMER for your kid's track meet until it stops. LOL. ...Read more

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Help with a potential thumb injury--muscle is really weak?

Help with a potential thumb injury--muscle is really weak?

Need more info: Weakness of the thumb can be caused by injury to the median nerve - one of major nerves that innervates part of your hand. However, it's impossible to know how to address this problem without more information about the nature of your injury. ...Read more

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My left fingers are weak weaken and curved. My right thumb has a bulge. Could it be something serious?

My left fingers are weak weaken and curved. My right thumb has a bulge. Could it be something serious?

Probably arthritis: Has this been a slowly progressive condition? As arthritis develops bumps occur from bone spur formation, and the joints can become crooked as ligaments stretch out and bone resorbs. ...Read more

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My left thumb has been twitching all day continually the the past 3 days. My arm is weak and at times feels heavy. Should i be worried?

My left thumb has been twitching all day continually the the past 3 days. My arm is weak and at times feels heavy. Should i be worried?

YES: You don't give your age or any history, but if you are over about 40 or have had any neck or head injury or smoke or have any high blood pressure, cholesterol problems or are on BCPs or have any family history that makes you susceptible to stroke, you need to be seen. NOW! It may be absolutely nothing. Or it could be devastating. Don't take any chances. You're covered, please go get an exam! ...Read more

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Dislocated thumb - lingering pain/weakness. Will arthritis set in?

Dislocated thumb - lingering pain/weakness.  Will arthritis set in?

Bad news: When you have dislocated thumb that not good , you should check out and treated. Thank you. ...Read more

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I'm so scared. 37 year old female. Noticed my thumb twitched a couple times within the week and now my arm feels weak. Could it be Parkinson's?

I'm so scared. 37 year old female. Noticed my thumb twitched a couple times within the week and now my arm feels weak. Could it be Parkinson's?

Not parkinsons: you need to talk to a neurologist for more details but no Parkinson's does not cause weakness, it causes tremor at rest, cogwheel rigidity and slowness of movement ...Read more