... I'm new to the board and I'm trying to find someone who has experienced a very swollen and extremely painful thumb with their cts. My Dr's nurse told me it wasn't really normal for the thumb to be affected this bad, but could be expected. ... (2 replies)
... During the past two months of finishing up college, she has probably typed more than normal and thus has used her right thumb even more for the space bar. ... (0 replies)
... t could also be tenosynovitis of the thumb. There are actually "tunnels" leading to each finger and the thumb, and it's possible that the tunnel leading to your thumb is affected. ... (2 replies)
... For the past month or so I have been experiencing quite a lot of pain at the base of my right thumb (I am right handed) and assumed this was part of my CTS, but now am not sure. I don't remember injuring it, but it feels almost like it is sprained, and looks like it might be slightly swollen.
Has anyone else had a similar problem? (5 replies)
... If it's swollen on a joint that sounds like arthritis. CTS is a form of arthritis. I didn't know that until I signed up on the main arthritis organization here in the US. You should read up on arthritis as much as possible online and see if the symptoms fit your problem. Good luck.
-Jo (2 replies)
... I have done my reaching. I was just wondering about the surgery itself . How long it will take (surgery)to do both? Was it painful? Were you casted?Can I drive within a couple of days. Is it going to be a long recovery since Im having them both done( cts and trigger thumb) at the same time.
I also have nodules at the base of my thumb.
I went to the Dr. today for my... (6 replies)
... my pregnancy and i was counting on it going away after the delivery. But, things got worse than i had imagined. I have numbness, tingling, funny sensation in my thumb and index finger also. I have the clicking and snapping and it is very painful. The area is tender too. ... (21 replies)
... and wondered if anyone here can recommend a good one, preferably from a UK site, cos the thought of postage from America is nearly as painful as my thumb! ... (21 replies)
... I had an injection into the thumb joint. ... (21 replies)
... Just ask your doctor to give you a local anesthetic injection first before the cortisone shot and it won't be painful. I know some docs do not. I try to avoid these kinds! (21 replies)
... Saw the specialist today and indeed I did get the cortizone injection. Boy did I really get myself in a teasy over nothing. The shot itself was not painful at all. Well it did hurt alittle but after discussing my concerns with the doctor he was great. ... (21 replies)
... Thanks for letting me know the shot is not as painful as I am thinking. I had the fourth treatment by iontopheresis. My thumb feels like the treatment is making it worse. I have another tomorrow and then I see the specialist on Thursday. ... (21 replies)
... r. While going through PT my right hand tendon became inflamed. So I had it in two hands and left shoulder at the same time. The shot itself was not painfull. My thumb was a little more sore for a few hours after but that didn't last long. The pain was nothing compared to the pain that I was already in. ... (21 replies)
... How painful was that shot. I haven't talked to anyone that has had this condition and had the shot. I was trying to avoid it but you said it worked for you. ... (21 replies)
... Had my third treatment by iontopheresis. The treatment can be painful. I guess I can't take much pain anymore.
Any one having this treatment experience the medication laying under the skin and discoloration of the treatment area? The pad is so small that the therapist has repositioned it each time. So the discoloration is getting larger.
Does it go away.
I am getting 2... (21 replies)
I had ct surgery on July 20th. I had pain that radiated up my arm from time to time. When I drove, if I drove far, I'd have attacks where my arms went to sleep on me. I have a friend who has MS and she put her condition this way: she can see her hands moving doing what she wants them to. The muscles work ok. But she can't feel them. Is this what you experience... (5 replies)
... As things stand right now... My thumb can barely move, and is swollen, my palm is swollen, as are my fingers and I have a hard large swelling on the back of my wrist.. ... (9 replies)
... Finally after 6 long painful months I proved my case and my claim was reinstated. ... (1 replies)
... So now I am just getting out of the acute, painful phase of adhesive capsulitis but another problem is plaguing me. ... (0 replies)
... open my hands. I have to keep them closed as the pulling in the thumb pads is still really sore and feels like they will snap. The other big problem is in the wrists themselves. ... (1 replies)