Maybe it's carpal thumb!

@snowy22315 (115198)
United States
June 11, 2021 8:51am CST
OK, I am kidding there, must people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome with the wrist, but I have something going on with my thumb. It is actually the muscles and ligaments surrounding the thumb that seem to be inflamed. They don't hurt for the most part, but sometimes when I am doing something with my hand I feel them. I think I hurt them when I was cutting things down in the back, and using alot of equipment to cut brush. I suppose it will go away eventually. Did you ever hurt muscles or ligaments in your hand?
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@Juliaacv (55590)
• Canada
11 Jun
I believe that it is somewhat common to be honest with you. That doesn't help you with the discomfort, but it may help you with finding a fix for it.
MCP Thumb Splint The goal of the MCP thumb splint is to help support thumbs. Commonly used for stabilizing or supporting a weakened MCP thumb joint. It will stop hyper-extension and take the stress off of the this joint as well as preserve function when co
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
Interesting..I will look into one of those if it doesn't get better.
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@Juliaacv (55590)
• Canada
11 Jun
@snowy22315 Yes, it has to be worth looking into for comfort. Some of the digi splints that they make actually look like rings, but they are functional, which is the most important thing.
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
@Juliaacv Like I said I don't notice it often, but I know it's there. I am just trying to avoid putting any stress on it, and hoping it will go away. I think it will..if it gets worse I will try one of those splints for sure.
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• United States
11 Jun
Sometimes I think I get crochet fingers if I crochet for long periods of time and day after day my fingers do get stiff and achy. Hope your thumb feels better and it's nothing more than overuse cutting your bushes. Maybe it's from using your phone too much?
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
Probably not, I don't use my phone that much. The lawn equipment is a much better bet... I have heard of over texters having problems though! I hope your crochet projects are worth the finger pain.
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• United States
11 Jun
@snowy22315 I remember people complaining about having thumb pain when playing video games. Yes my crocheting is worth the pain but mostly I try not to overdo it.
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
@Marilynda1225 That is probably smart.
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@thelme55 (70360)
• Germany
11 Jun
Yes, I had that before when I have overdone with knitting. I stopped knitting and it was healing after some time.
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
Yes, I think anytime you put repeated stress on those ligaments or bones they can get damaged a bit.
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@thelme55 (70360)
• Germany
12 Jun
@snowy22315 Yes, that’s right. Enjoy your weekend.
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
12 Jun
@thelme55 Thank you, and you as well..
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@divalounger (4232)
• United States
11 Jun
You might try a splint or brace to help immobilize the thumb for a while--
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
I will if I need to. I only notice it at certain times.
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• United States
11 Jun
@snowy22315 That's better than it bothering you all the time--hope it gets better quickly
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
@divalounger It doesn't bother me all the time..just at certain times I feel it. It doesn't really hurt unless I am touching the specific problem area.
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• India
11 Jun
Yes it happens sometimes but usually the pain goes in a day or two
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
It doesn't hurt most of the time,,,luckily.
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• India
11 Jun
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@Dena91 (13819)
• United States
11 Jun
I have and they still hurt. Partly due to arthritis partly due to using the same motions for work. I actually had shots put in my wrists for carpal tunnel syndrome as my hand usage was below 50% when tested. Thankfully that was enough, plus wearing a brace at nighttime, to help them relax and improve the usage number again. I have had friends who have had surgery on theirs in order to not have constant pain. Have you tried to rub some ointment on the area to see if it will give you some relief?
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
Not really, it doesn't really hurt exactly...it is just kind of an uncomfortable feeling sometimes. It feels like the ligaments got damaged or something. I think trying not over stretch or hyperextend the area will be good. Sis had to wear those braces for carpal tunnel, wearing them at night was enough for her. I don't think she needs them now though.
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@Sojourn (11183)
• India
11 Jun
I get sprain in my fingers sometimes due to overusage of gadgets.
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
This could be a mild sprain I guess. I am trying not to do anything that overextends the muscles now. Give them a chance to heal.
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@popciclecold (20885)
• United States
11 Jun
I had s really large growth on my thumb from using scissors when I used to cut wings at the chicken plant.
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@snowy22315 (115198)
• United States
11 Jun
Yuk, fortunately this isn't visible.
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• United States
11 Jun
@snowy22315 Well Kobe was and it went away.