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My wife is having thumb cramps. The pain is only in the nail section of the thumb and is frequent. ?

My wife is having thumb cramps. The pain is only in the nail section of the thumb and is frequent. ?

Arthritis or joint : Pain often refers to a point just past the joint. Triggering or locking from a so called trigger finger or thumb also can present with joint pain. Constant pain. Warrants hand surgery evaluation including X-rays ...Read more

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How do I stop mu 40 year old wife ftom sucking her thumb?

How do I stop mu 40 year old wife ftom sucking her thumb?

She might / you not: There are some interesting thumb guards out there designed to remind people when they put their thumb in their mouth & some prevent the mouth from closing around the thumb & interfering with suction.For anyone to benefit from such therapy they must decide they want it. If its a stress releaver, your efforts may make it worse. Hypnosis might be another option, again one needs to want change to do it. ...Read more

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My wife has numbness in her left foot, and some pain on her right thumb when something touches it and no strength to use it! what can the be?

My wife has numbness in her left foot, and some pain on her right thumb when something touches it and no strength to use it! what can the be?

Two problems: These are likely not related. The foot numbness may be due to neuropathy, or a pinched nerve. For the thumb pain, sounds like it may be arthritis. Where in the thumb is the pain? Is it painful to touch all over or over a specific area? Loss of strength can be related to joint pain. ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from arthritis. She has her thumb knuckles swollen, her back near the lower rib cage and her back knee very pain. What to do?

My wife is suffering from arthritis. She has her thumb knuckles swollen, her back near the lower rib cage  and her back knee very pain. What to do?

See details: I have no idea what medical options one has in Nepal. If you are able to see a rheumatologist then do it. Otherwise have a primary care doctor evaluated the issue. ...Read more

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My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm.Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles.why please?

My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm.Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles.why please?

Does Julie: Have trouble with her neck? This type of problem is oft associated with a pinched nerve root in the cervical spine (neck). Of course there are other explanations as well, but this is the first thing that comes to mind. A series of plain x rays, a history and a physical exam, along with a neurological assessment should illuminate the problem. See a family doctor or internist to start the evaluation ...Read more

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Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Xray: Would begin with an xray to see if there is a fracture. Go to an urgent care center or orthopaedic specialist to be evaluate. Continue to ice and elevate. ...Read more

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What is gamers thumb?

What is gamers thumb?

R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read more

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What is skier's thumb?

What is skier's thumb?

Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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