What causes thumb joint and wrist pain?

Can be. Numbness and tingling is commonly nerve related, and the ulnar nerve supplies sensation to the small and part of the ring fingers. It can be injured at the elbow, in the forearm, or within the palm. Pain at the elbow / forearm / wrist after a fall can be due to ligamentous or bony injury. Early evaluation which should include xrays in important, preferably by an orthopaedic or hand specialist.
Cyst common. Depending on the exact location and characteristics, this sounds like a "mucous cyst" that can occur near the small joints of the hand. Masses in the hand may require further imaging or even excision for diagnosis. This would require being evaluated by someone trained to treat hand and finger disorders, such as a hand specialist.
Can be. Common causes of wrist pain include tendinitis, arthritis, or compressive neuropathy such as carpal tunnel. An evaluation by a physician familiar with these problems would be helpful to determine exact diagnosis and a good treatment plan.
Be evaluated. Common causes of wrist pain include arthritis, tendinitis, and compressive neuropathy such as carpal tunnel. The symptoms you describe could be any of these. A specific diagnosis and treatment plan can be determined by a specialist trained in these problems, such as a hand surgeon.
Tendonitis. Pain on the thumb side of the wrist, which radiates up the thumb is often due to dequervain's tendonitis. It should improve with rest, use of a thumb & wrist brace, and anti-inflammatories. If these dont work, a hand surgeon may recommend a cortisone injection. Other most likely cause of thumb and wrist pain would be arthritis.
Cyst common, or... Dorsal wrist swelling is commonly caused by ganglion cysts. Occasionally, they can be painful. Other things that need consideration are tenosynovitis and arthritis. A specific diagnosis can be determined by a physician trained to treat these disorders, such as a hand surgeon.
Can be. After a period of splinting, some swelling can be normal, depending on the reason for your immobilization. Some swelling is common in the healing process. This generally improves as healing progresses, and wrist/hand activities are resumed.
Arthritis and tendinitis. Pain at the base of the thumb can be due to arthritic "wear-and-tear", or tendinitis (i.e., inflammation) of the tendons controlling thumb motion. A specific diagnosis can be determined after a thorough evaluation by an orthopaedic or hand specialist who is familiar with these complaints.

Related Questions

My hand was crushed in 2008, after that developed carpel tunnel, had surgery, just found out have dip thumb joint could crush be the cause?

Not sure. What u mean can u explain dip thumb joint? Do u mean DJD as in arthritis? If so it has nothing to do with cts but it could be after a severe crush but many people develop arthritis in their thumbs normally. Read more...
Traumatic arthritis . Sounds like the crush to your hand started a cascade of problems. Carpal tunnel can develop for a multitude of problems. It sounds like you are describing joint changes if the ip joint in your thumb. If it was previously injured you are a increased risk for developing arthritis. Read more...

I have a lump on my thumb joint and swelling. Using my hand causes shooting pain in the thumb. Xray normal. Test to determine cause? Type of dr?

Likely trigger thumb. If the lump is on the palmar side of your thumb by the web space it is likely "stenosing tenosynovitis" or "trigger thumb" this can cause clicking or locking. It may respond to a steroid injection. If not siimple release under local anesthesia is immediately corrective. Read more...
Hand surgeon. Plastic or ortho. Probably need only exam then surgry. Read more...

When ever I qualify with my sidearm, I get a shooting pain on my right hand. This pain originates behind the thumb joint and the wrist after the shot?

Tenosynovitis. I think you are experiencing DeQuervains tenosynovitis which is being caused by excessive muzzle whip because of grip or firearm grip angle. Read more...
De Quervain's. syndrome (tendonitis of the extensor tendons about the thumb) can occur in folks who shoot pistols frequently. Shooting can also worsen symptoms of thumb and wrist arthritis. If symptoms are a significant problem a rheumatologist might be able to clarify things. Read more...

I am doing weight training but have arthritic pain, esp. In thumb joint and wrists. Would you recommend sports gloves or therapeutic gloves or?

Wrist pain. Gloves and/or braces may help decrease your symptoms and allow for your same level of activity. If these do not alleviate your symptoms, you may need an evaluation by an orthopedist. Read more...
They may be helpful! Gloves may give additional support and improve tolerance of exercise. Pretreatment with a dose of an analgesic prior to exercise may also be helpful (acetaminophen 1000mg 1-2 hours prior to weight-training), as well as warming the uncomfortable joints. Read more...
Wrist arthritis. The arthritis of thumbs and wrists can become more symptomatic due to repetitive positioning of the wrist and pincher movement of the thumb. Modifying positioning of wrist and hands can help, splints for your thumb(medigrip) can help. This use of topical antiinflammatories such as voltaren (diclofenac) gel can help as well. Variablity in work out program can also help. Read more...

Tfcc tear right wrist. Hand seems deformed, when palm is up, hand is turned in to left vs straight and thumb/joint is bent up vs flat, what's wrong?

Tfcc tear. Tfcc tears typically lead to pain at the pinky side of the rest and occasionally visible swelling. You may also get wrist pain with motion going palm up and palm down but again this typically localizes to the pinky side/ulnar side of the wrist. The deformity I am picturing that you describe does not sound classic for an isolated t fcc tear. Read more...

Left hand thumb joint hurts for few months. Lately, the joint on index hurts. Shooting pain in wrist. Cannot open bottles, doorknobs etc without pain.

Dominant hand? You may want to see an osteopathic physician, who can examine you by doing an osteopathic examination of your neck, spine, upper extremities: arm, elbow, wrist, thumbs. Sometimes, there is a relationship between dysfunction of your wrist, from findings in the neck area that may be in spasm. This is difficult to do without a musculoskeletal examination. Once identified, it is easy to treat. Be seen soon, and get relief. Read more...