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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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Why are my thumbs so short and stubby?

Why are my thumbs so short and stubby?

Natural variation: There is a whole host of variations on size and shape of human body. What you consider short and stubby may be eminently suited for some tasks and vocations and would put you at a competitive advantage. Make the best use of your God given assets and talents. May He bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity! ...Read more

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What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

Carpenter?: Perhaps poor aim with your hammer. Excuse the humor. Many things could be the cause; rheumatoid arthritis, compromised circulation in the area or generally, virtually anything... A visit to an md is truly your best chance to get a serious (non-humorous) and healthful answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the weird tingly feeling in thumbs?

What is the weird tingly feeling in thumbs?

Pinched nerve: Sounds like a pinched nerve, most likely from your neck. See a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon for a evaluation. ...Read more

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My thumbs always lock up. Why does this happen?

My thumbs always lock up. Why does this happen?

Tendon catching: Sounds like you have developed what is commonly referred to as a "trigger thumb". In essence, your thumb tendon is getting stuck as it attempts to glide through its sheath. Can often be remedied with a cortisone injection or surgical release. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have half moon shapes on both thumbs?

Is it normal to have half moon shapes on both thumbs?

Yes.: Yes. The specialty to learn more about the moons on the fingers is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are adults that suck their thumbs?

Can you tell me if there are adults that suck their thumbs?

Apparently: There are many apparently. Sometimes it is a problem as it can cause great consternation. ( i would also not do it in a job interview.) there is the risk of developing an overbite requiring braces to repair it. There is some evidence that if not outgrown it can lead to overeating and even smoking. (cigaretts not digits). ...Read more

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Having pain in my thumbs and having problems using it. What can I do?

Overuse: Thumb pain at your age is usually due to overuse tendinitis or less likely laxity of the ligaments at the base of the thumb. Try a thumb spica splint, heat, and advill or aleve (naproxen). If this does not help get it checked out by your doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What would cause my thumbs to have indentions whenever they are pressed or after holding something? It takes a few min before it leaves ?

What would cause my thumbs to have indentions  whenever they are pressed  or after holding something? It takes a few min before it leaves ?

Fluid?: With age ; thyroid, is it fluid build up at end of extremities? If so, would also likely have similar around ankles and would definitely suggest you need to see your dr for evaluation of overall health / heart function, which can be impacted by thyroid, or many other potential issues not amenable to internet diagnosis. See your dr. ...Read more

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Both my thumbs started cracking all of a sudden one day and haven't stopped ever since. I am a 32 year old male and would like to know the cause of by?

Both my thumbs started cracking all of a sudden one day and haven't stopped ever since. I am a 32 year old male and would like to know the cause of by?

Dermatitis/fungal: Your description could be related to a fungal infection or possibly a skin condition called dyshidrotic eczema. The fungal would respond to a topical antifungal and the eczema would require a steroid and possibly a prescription would be needed. Having hands that stay moist, in contact with caustic materials could trigger as can stress when it comes to eczema. You do do trial of each med to see. ...Read more

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What cause nodules on thumbs?

What cause nodules on thumbs?

Couple of things: Somewhat common is a ganglion cyst (small collection of concentrated joint fluid). Gouty tophus, or maybe a bone/cartilage cyst, or bone spur can form "nodules" on the thumb area. If it is bothersome to you, i suggest getting evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Pain thumb: need to be more specific. could be injury, infection, arthritis. clinical correlation is important . Review with doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop the pain in my thumb?

Need to determine: the cause of the thumb pain to adequately treat it. In the meantime NSAID's or Acetaminophen may help to lessen pain. Take care. ...Read more

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