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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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When I bend my thumb it has a poping feeling at the IP

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When I bend my thumb it has a poping feeling at the IP joint. It has been this way for about 5-6 weeks. I thought I pulled a muscle but not I think it may be something else.
It has a constent pain, (not throbbing) in the morning it hurts the most. Is this carpal tunnel? What can I do about this?
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Dr B :

Hello

Dr B :

i think what you have is trigger finger

Dr B :

Here is a link that will help

Dr B :

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/trigger-finger/DS00155

Dr B :

After you read through it, let me know if you have any questions

Customer:

Yes, seems like that is it. What can I do about this and what type of dr. should i see if I have to see one?

Dr B :

Soaking the finger in warm water may help.If you see the link, there is an area with treatments and drugs.If it is really bothering you you should see a hand surgeon

Dr B :

Do you have any other questions?

Customer:

Dr. B,

Customer:

Thank you so much, you hit it right on the nose. I was really worried there for a moment.

Customer:

I will begin medication treatment. If that does not work I will contact a physcian.

Customer:

You don't know how relieved I am. I thought it was something much worse.

Customer:

Take care

Customer:

Brisa

Dr B :

You are welcome

Dr B :

Let me know if you have more questions

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