Why Does My Thumb Hurt When I Bend It?

This pain could be a symptom of thumb injury or overuse, basal joint arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Additionally, pain at the base of your thumb can be caused by injuries to the ligaments at the lower part of your hand and in your wrist.

  1. How do I know if I have arthritis in my thumb?
  2. What does it mean if it hurts to bend your thumb?
  3. How long does thumb pain take to heal?
  4. Can you get arthritis in just one thumb?
  5. How do you diagnose arthritis in the thumb?
  6. How do I get rid of thumb pain?
  7. How do I get rid of pain in my thumb?
  8. How can I tell if I have arthritis in my thumb?
  9. Can an arthritic thumb Be Fixed?
  10. How do you diagnose thumb arthritis?

How do I know if I have arthritis in my thumb?

- Swelling, stiffness and tenderness at the base of your thumb. - Decreased strength when pinching or grasping objects. - Decreased range of motion. - Enlarged or bony appearance of the joint at the base of your thumb.

What does it mean if it hurts to bend your thumb?

This pain could be a symptom of thumb injury or overuse, basal joint arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Additionally, pain at the base of your thumb can be caused by injuries to the ligaments at the lower part of your hand and in your wrist.

How long does thumb pain take to heal?

A mild sprain usually heals within four to six weeks if you wear a splint or cast to immobilize your thumb and refrain from activities that irritate it. A more severe thumb sprain, such as a grade 3 sprain, could take several months before it's fully healed and you're able to use your thumb like normal again.

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Can you get arthritis in just one thumb?

Arthritis occurs when cartilage in a joint wears away and the bones rub together. This causes damage, pain, and inflammation. It can develop in any joint, including in the thumb.

How do you diagnose arthritis in the thumb?

For the physical examination, your doctor will hold the basal joint while rocking your thumb back and forth, Dr. Luo says. If that causes pain or a grinding sound, it means the bones are rubbing directly against each other and likely have thumb arthritis. An X-ray can confirm the diagnosis.

How do I get rid of thumb pain?

- rest your thumb when you can. - put an ice pack (or a bag of frozen peas) in a towel and place it on your thumb for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours. - take paracetamol. - take off any jewellery if your thumb looks swollen.

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How do I get rid of pain in my thumb?

- rest your thumb when you can. - put an ice pack (or a bag of frozen peas) in a towel and place it on your thumb for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours. - take paracetamol. - take off any jewellery if your thumb looks swollen.

How can I tell if I have arthritis in my thumb?

- Swelling, stiffness and tenderness at the base of your thumb. - Decreased strength when pinching or grasping objects. - Decreased range of motion. - Enlarged or bony appearance of the joint at the base of your thumb.

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Can an arthritic thumb Be Fixed?

In most cases, surgery for thumb arthritis involves removing some or part of trapezium (a bone in the thumb joint) with varying ways of stabilizing the joint. “We take out the arthritic bone and reconstruct the tendon or ligament to hold the thumb in place,” Dr. Luo explains.

How do you diagnose thumb arthritis?

For the physical examination, your doctor will hold the basal joint while rocking your thumb back and forth, Dr. Luo says. If that causes pain or a grinding sound, it means the bones are rubbing directly against each other and likely have thumb arthritis. An X-ray can confirm the diagnosis.

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