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Painful right thumb any ideas please

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hedgehogsarecoming Sat 14-Jan-17 22:21:03

Hurts at the base and when it bends it hurts and clicks
Googled sounds like trigger finger
Have been resting it
Anyone else had this

MountainDweller Sun 15-Jan-17 23:49:11

It does sound like trigger finger. I have had this, also in thumb.

First try rest and anti inflammatories such as ibuprofen if you can take them, maybe massage your thumb a bit.

As that didn't work for me I had a cortisone injection into the joint by a hand specialist (not sure if Gp can do this). It bloody hurts but works (takes a few days to a couple of weeks to work).

For me it came back after 5 years. Had second cortisone injection which worked but dr has said he wouldn't do it again, as too damaging for the tissue. If it comes back I have to have surgery but it's minor with local anaesthetic.

hedgehogsarecoming Mon 16-Jan-17 12:56:05

Thanks op
Was resting it last week
Just hurts when I bend thumb now otherwise fine
I work on checkouts so use fingers etc

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