• 2 months ago

    Thumb

    I have a popping an pain in the first joint an extreme pain in the second joint of my thumb. What could it be an how can I get relief. Writing, an trying to open a jar an unlock my car is almost unbarable. Please help. Thank you.

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  • 1 month ago

    RE: Thumb

    At this very moment I have my hands in basin of quite hot water - as much as I can bear. This helps me. At present the weather is very changeable.
      • 1 month ago
        Many times hot water aggravates the problem. Try cold water 15 min then after 45 minutes try again. Cold contracts heat expands the already swollen arteries'.
      • 1 month ago
        I have an answer. It is a jelly/cream, orange in color. It is called Diclogel 10%. Need doctors prescription. Apply 2x/day. I could not take Diclogel by mouth, but the cream works wonderful. Thousands of people use it with great success. Results within 20 minutes. Read directions. I also get steroid injections into my thumb. They are VERY PAINFUL injections. But they do work and they last about 3 months. Yup, life is hard when you can't open anything, or need help to pull your pants up, or can't use a fork to eat! Good luck.
      • 1 month ago
        [I wanted this reply to appear after the subsequent post about the "orange cream". Voltaren [diclofenac gel] is the brand name, I believe - it works great for me , esp. just before golf!
      • 15 days ago
        : you have basilar joint arthritis. See a good hand surgeon.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Thumb

    I've O-Arthritis in these joint's and it maybe what you have. Surgery is out for me but a doctor can make sling for your thumb and a wrist brace can keep the thumb sling in place when it needs resting. Keeping your hand and thumb warm should keep the pain under control. What's wrong is bone is rubbing bone and there's no cart ledge between the bones, it's worn away. The other option is surgery which will take months to heal and you'll pretty much need someone to do everything for you until it's healed. Good Luck there but, joints ware out if your up in age or over using them.