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I get a sharp pain in the meaty part of my hand near the thumb

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I get a sharp pain in the meaty part of my hand near the thumb when I move my thumb or hand a certain way~any ideas what might be the cause?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.

Sorry for the sufferings.

I need to know some points regarding your query so that I can answer better.

Since when?

Is there any swelling or redness?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Have noticed the past 6 months or so~no swelling or redness. Like I said, it originally just started as a twinge of sharp pain irratically and now it's a little more frequent, but still seems to be no antecedent to the pain.
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for the information,

I will put my opinion regarding the issue.

The symptoms of pain at the base of the thumb can be from tenosynovitis.

The sharp pain can be from pressure on the nerve too.

You can try motrin to reduce the inflammation.

Apply warm compression.

As the symptoms are persisting for a long time you should consult doctor preferably an orthopedic doctor for examination and investigations to find out the cause and treatment as it is necessary.

I hope this information helps.

Happy to assist, if you need any further clarification.

Best wishes.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Checked on Wikipedia concerning tenosynovitis~there is no joint pain or swelling of the thumb or joint~the pain is down in the hand in the meaty section below the finger by the palm only when moved a certain way (which I haven't figured out what way it is). There is no pain or stiffness in the thumb itself.
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 6 years ago.
When the joint is involved, then there can be swelling of the thumb and restriction of movement or stiffness in the thumb area.

When the synovial membrane is only inflammed, then the joint may not be involved.

It can press on the nerve causing the sharp pain.

However an examination by doctor is needed to get the exact diagnosis.

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