How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Anil Your Own Question
Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 8923
Experience:  M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.
4713694
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Anil is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Woke up this morning with my right thumb out of joint. I managed

This answer was rated:

Woke up this morning with my right thumb out of joint. I managed to get it painfully back to normal, but now it clicks and bends to the left. No previous trouble with it. Any advice you can give me, please?

Hello,

History of trauma?

Associated swelling,redness on thumb?

Is it base of thumb painful?

History of Arthritis,etc?

Is it painful during movement?

Pain in wrist?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No to all questions. I'm perfectly healthy, except for thumb which now leans to the left, but pain has eased. I think working with it helped.

Hello,
Thanks for providing more information.

This can be trigger finger (trigger thumb), or tendonitis (tenosynovitis0
Trigger thumb and tendonitis are painful conditions that cause the thumb to catch or lock in a bent position.

The problems often originates because of inflammation of tendons located within a protective covering called the tendon sheath.

You can take OTC Motrin 200 mg every 4-6 hourly.

Also try thumb splint to keep it straight.

If your pain is severe then consult your regular doctor or Orthopedist for further evaluation and management.

 

 

I hope this helps.

Please rate me highly (Star 5 Great Service), if you are satisfied with our conversation.

If you have any further query then feel free to ask.

Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.

Good Luck.

Thank you.

 

Dr. Anil and other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Hi,
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
Please rate me highly (Star 5 Great Service), if you are satisfied with our conversation.

Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.

Thank you.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. Ibuprofen and thumb splinth helped and my thumb is back to almost normal. I have no further questions.

Hello,

It's nice to hear from you about your good health.

Take care.

Good luck.

Thanks.