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Thumb Pain

Thumb Pain

Every morning for the past week or two I've been waking up with thumb pain so intense that it makes me yell/scream when I move it. It's only on my right hand and it gets a bit better during the day, so I must be doing something to it in my sleep, idk what. I wear wrist braces at night for my carpal tunnel syndrome, but they aren't made specifically for thumb support (my thumb brace doesn't provide adequate wrist support, I've tried both together but it doesn't seem to help). Does anyone know… read more

posted July 12, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

Arthritis is in the thumb that’s why you have soo much pain !!! Get a shot in your thumb by your Doctor it helps believe me I had the same problem couldn’t even touch the thumb at all got red !!! Take care Fellow Warrior ❤️N🤗 !!!

posted July 12, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

Agree with Vic Chang as had trigger finger and steroid shots helped, don't feel I had good results with carpal tunnel surgery though

posted August 3, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

A hand specialist can make a nuetral thumb cast that you can sleep in at night or wear during the day if still needed. It puts your thumb back in a nuetral position, I felt relief after just a couple of nights.

posted July 15, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

@A MyFibroTeam Member ... have you considered arthritis? People of all ages get it. You said the wrist supports are for carpal tunnel. What are the thumb supports for?👍👍👍

posted July 12, 2019 (edited)
A MyFibroTeam Member

I've also had surgery on both hands, but have had a awful time with pain in upper arms now and believe I've now got arthritis in thumbs and fingers, pain doesn't let me get much sleep

posted July 12, 2019

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