Health

Ask health experts and get answers to your health question ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I have been experiencing pain in my left thumb. Not where it…

I have been experiencing...

I have been experiencing pain in my left thumb. Not where it connects to the wrist but where it connects to the hand. It also has been popping out of joint

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

4 weeks or so. I thought it was because I had been riding my bike a lot and it’s where I shift the gears, but I’ve been off the bike for weeks and it isn’t getting better. I’m 58 so I guess it could be arthritis. It came on fast tho

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

My mom has rheumatoid arthritis

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Health Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
11/19/2017
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 5,337
Experience: M.B;B.S ; FCPS Experienced in all Medical Specialties
Verified

Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Consultant and I will do my best to help you today.

As per your description, this looks like arthritis (joint inflammation), synovitis (inflammation of sheath around the joint) or tendonitis (inflammation of tendon) around the joint.

You should give this joint rest.

Heat application will help.

And anti-inflammatory drugs like Motrin will be helpful as well.

And if this persist, doesn't improve or get worse, then clearly you need to have it examined by a doctor and an Xray of the joint will be useful initial test to diagnose underlying problem with certainty.

Good luck

My goal is to provide you with Excellent Service - if satisfied with the response, Please do not forget to Rate my service as this is the only way I get credit for my time and expertise on your question.
If you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.
Kindest Regards.

Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have been worried not to take Ibuprofen or naproxen. Lately it seems like they are finding heart issues.. Should I take it or just wait until I get it crated?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
X rayed

That depends upon the severity of pain.

There is no harm in taking small OVER THE COUNTER doses of Motrin.

Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Great. I will do so
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you!

Good Luck

Welcome :)

Ask Your Own Health Question

Please do not forget to Rate my service as this is the only way I get credit for my time and expertise on your question.

Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 5,337
Experience: M.B;B.S ; FCPS Experienced in all Medical Specialties
Verified
Dr. Sohaib and 87 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Sure will
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a health professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Sohaib Your Own Question
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 5,337
5,337 Satisfied Customers
Experience: M.B;B.S ; FCPS Experienced in all Medical Specialties

Dr. Sohaib is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor (MD)

5,660 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Doctor

102 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Doctor (MD)

5,096 satisfied customers

Practice Director

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor (MD)

19,857 satisfied customers

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Dr. Chip

Dr. Chip

Doctor (MD)

14,249 satisfied customers

Over 20 yrs of Family Practice

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Doctor (MD)

6,253 satisfied customers

U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery

Dr. Gupta

Dr. Gupta

Doctor (MD)

5,053 satisfied customers

Vastly experienced MD Physician with 19 years of experience.

< Previous | Next >

Related Health Questions
My right thumb hurts when I try to put pressure on it I try
My right thumb hurts when I try to put pressure on it I try to pop it but won't pop … read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,707 satisfied customers
I am having bad pain in my hands. In my joints and knuckles.
I am having bad pain in my hands. In my joints and knuckles. About 4 weeks ago a lump grew on my middle thumb joint and is still there. At the time I was passing a kidney stone so I didn't have it loo… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
My thumb keeps popping out of joint. I didn't not injure it.
My thumb keeps popping out of joint. I didn't not injure it. It's was prone to pop out in the morning but now it's all day long. I am wearing a brace day and night. It's a little tender at the base of… read more
Schuyler
Schuyler
1,944 satisfied customers
M thumb keeps popping out of joint. I don't recall injuring
M thumb keeps popping out of joint. I don't recall injuring it. It seems stiff and more prone to pop out in the morning. I've been wearing brace, especially at night. In the morning I take the brace o… read more
Schuyler
Schuyler
1,944 satisfied customers
I have had hand pain for the past 3 months. My doctor sent
I have had hand pain for the past 3 months. My doctor sent me for an MRI. I don't see him again until next Friday, but, I got the results. Can you help me by putting this in layman's terms please?: "T… read more
Dr. German
Dr. German
Self- Employed
Doctoral Degree
3,328 satisfied customers
I have a swollen spot between my index finger and middle
I have a swollen spot between my index finger and middle finger on the back of my hand that has been there for a couple of weeks. My index finger hurts when I move it from side to side. There is also … read more
Celeste NP
Celeste NP
Nurse Practitioner
Master\u0027s Degree
998 satisfied customers
Whilst sitting at the dining room table doing a crossword,
Whilst sitting at the dining room table doing a crossword, my right hand just cramped into a ball. I do have some arthritis in the hand?? ***@******.***… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,771 satisfied customers
My wrists are so sore I can barely type this memo. One day
My wrists are so sore I can barely type this memo. One day my right wrist so sore I can't tie my shoes and the following day it's the left wrist...it makes no sense. The wrist around my thumb and belo… read more
Dr Wu
Dr Wu
Doctoral Degree
1,058 satisfied customers
What is causing my left thumb and middle finger joint to pop
What is causing my left thumb and middle finger joint to pop out. It is worse after sleeping all night. When I bend them, the joint moves sideways.… read more
Dr.tiwari
Dr.tiwari
Associate professor
Master's Degree
2,747 satisfied customers
I have severe thumb pain in my hand. I mentioned this to my
I have severe thumb pain in my hand. I mentioned this to my primary care doctor, who dismissed this as arthritis. It may be, but I would like a more definitive answer. What kind of doctor should I go … read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Doctor (MD)
Doctoral Degree
6,253 satisfied customers
Woke up one morning 3 weeks ago with muscle and joint
Woke up one morning 3 weeks ago with muscle and joint pain,swollen, especially in knees and wrists. The muscle pain is now concentrated around joints. This week I am having difficulty walking. All blo… read more
Dr. M. Lahkar
Dr. M. Lahkar
MD
1,338 satisfied customers
What would a personalized nutrition and execise plan be for
What would a personalized nutrition and execise plan be for a person with rheumatoid arthritis in their hands? Please include the health problem, 4 nutritional or physical exercise goals, actions take… read more
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
3,515 satisfied customers
One of my thumbs clicks and hurts when I try to bend it and
one of my thumbs clicks and hurts when I try to bend it and when i try to straighten it , it clicks and hurts both times, there is like a pop in the joint but can''t tell which of the two joints is th… read more
Marietta
Marietta
Associate Degree
4 satisfied customers
I have a ball inside my palm just at the end of my thumb, it
i have a ball inside my palm just at the end of my thumb, it feels hard like bone and is getting larger in size it is painful to touch… read more
Michelle
Michelle
RN
Associate Degree
70 satisfied customers
Ever since i was about 12 (i am 21 now) my my wrist (palm
ever since i was about 12 (i am 21 now) my my wrist (palm side, closer to thumb) has hurt when i move it or use my hand to try and push something. just recently (about a year ago) my knucles started h… read more
Susanne
Susanne
Registered Nurse, Critical Care Unit
Associate Degree
297 satisfied customers
Occasionally, I'll feel a soreness on the inside of or at
Occasionally, I'll feel a soreness on the inside of or at the base of my finger, the fleshy area of the palm connected to the thumb right close to the wrist, or somewhere else on the inside of the han… read more
Christy Hammond
Christy Hammond
Health Information Research
Bachelor Degree
786 satisfied customers
Severe, sudden pain in neck first, then a week later wrists
Severe, sudden pain in neck first, then a week later wrists and hands, next daywrists, hands knee.......next day felt better....today pain in wrists, hands, shoulders, knee, groin area. I am a mild hi… read more
Karel1
Karel1
Certified Respiratory Therapist
Associate Degree
56 satisfied customers
I have swollen joint (on my finger) and it didn't get
I have swollen joint (on my finger) and it didn't get slammed into anything or got pricked ect. It is so swollen that it is affecting the other fingers. It also has a temperature at night.… read more
Lindie
Lindie
Healthcare Expert
3,144 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x