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What Does A Broken Thumb Feel Like
Painful triggering: Trigger thumb is a stenosing (constricting) tenosynovitis resulting in inflammation and pain, often worsened by movement. When the symptoms are severe, triggering or catching at the thumb may be noted. Non-operative modalities include anti-inflammatory medication, temporary splinting, and corticosteroid injection. Open trigger thumb release may be warranted for recalcitrant cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have light brown lines on both of my thumbs and my nails are kinda bumpy like horizontal ridges?
Nails as a mirror: Nail and skin changes could be reflective of systemic or local diseases. When did you notice these changes? Are you pushing your cuticles down causing nail bed trauma? Do you have any other symptoms and/or chronic diseases? Is your diet balanced - are you taking enough minerals and vitamins? ...Read more
My thumbs move like they are frost bitten. Really slow. Just the movement not the cold feeling. What is this?
Both Thumbs Stiff: There are 765 known causes of bilateral thumb stiffness, but the top five are bilateral small joint arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, symmetrical arthritis, osteoarthritis, and lupus, without further details, it is very hard to say, but you should definitely want to rule out lupus or another related connective tissue disorder. Does your work/avocation involve repetitive hand movements? Check w/ md. ...Read more
My wrist has been hurting all week and it feels like it needs popped, but it hurts to even try. Today it hurts worse and can barely move my thumb?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If Ibuprofen is not relieving the symptoms, it is particularly important for you to see your physician for an examination and may be some tests. ...Read more
I hurt my thumb on July 12 and almost a month later it is still hurting, it is on both sides, ucl and rcl,when I pull it I feel like it pops.Thoughts?
Depends: Thst depends on how bad the break is. If a bone is just chipped in a small area or even have an avulsed or torn tendon, the bone may look normal but jist not move right, while a large break may be comminuted and very misshapen. If there is a question, if you can't grip or squeeze things then you should get an x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thumb was pulled all the way back and popped. Feels like it's out of place and hurts when i hit it accidentally.
Have it looked At!: I would either call my doctor or go to er or urgent care center to have it looked at to be sure but I use my hands for a living. Hand injuries are not something to "wait & see" about in general. It could be a pulled tendon or ligament and may heal on it's own but let someone that knows make that call! ...Read more
Can a thumb size girth like 3" (which is much below than average size of 4.5-5") is enough for women ? I have heard girth matters a lot?
I have tiny group of dots in my thumb. They are black and have relief, splinter like. It hurts with contact and it's growing. What is it? Thanks!
See doctor: Go to the doctor for exam and treatment. Sounds like you may have this removed ...Read more
Terrible bad!!!!!!!!: One reliable sympton of a broken bone is horrible pain. The broken bone just does not want to be moved at all. A bad strain could also give just as much pain, so that is why your physician often needs an x-ray to help sort things out. Some fractures such as an impacted fracture of the upper arm or a skull fracture may not be that painful, so we do not just go by pain. Go for an exam by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gout vs Infection:
Classic gouty symptoms or infection. Usually a blood test and possibly a joint aspiration can prove which most of the time. You can get a cortisone shot in the joint when they do the aspiration. I find a shot (in arm or buttocks) of the NSAID Totadol gives 80% - 90% relief in 30 minutes for gout but not infection.
Either can ruin the cartilage, infection in 2 days, gout in a few months. Get checkd ...Read more
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