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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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I also have swelling between my thumb and index finger. The

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I also have swelling between my thumb and index finger. The area around my thumb is very painful. It is also very painful to keyboard. I had carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists in 2006. Look forward to hearing back from you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
The possibilities of diagnosis for your symptoms would be;
1) De Quervain Tenosynovitis; it is inflammation of the tendon and its sheath at the base of thumb. It is treated by anti-inflammatory analgesics like Ibuprofen, deep electrotherapy (short wave, electrical stimulation etc) and physical therapy. A thumb and hand brace too can help with hot fomentation and local analgesic cream.
2) A web space infection can also present like it. If you have redness, tenderness and warmth; you would need an x-ray for the diagnosis and antibiotics for the treatment. Other measure mentioned above may also help. Ice compresses are more helpful here.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you I am going to wear my carpal tunnel brace to bed
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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