Ow. owie. Ouch.
May 12, 2011 6:47 PM Subscribe
YANMD being a given, I could use some advice re my thumb, of all things. Maybe a week or so ago I started having difficulty with it....
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
...when I wake up first thing it is, for lack of a better term "locked" till I work it out. The knuckle part of it feels like it is popping a bit (I guess this would be a tendon or something popping) and the joint right below it hurts, especially when I touch it. I don't think this is arthritis-for one thing this is the only affected part, and the joint that seems most often arthritic in the thumb (the part that connects to the rest of the hand) is painfree.
My ability to use my hand to grasp things is more or less affected, depending on the time of day. Later in the day it's easier to use, but not painfree.
I can't afford a doc right now, have no insurance, so that's out at the moment. All I want from you folks is some ideas what this could be. As far as I know I haven't injured it, I don't THINK this is a dislocation problem, but...yeah, any thoughts on what this could be would be appreciated. It's hard to use this hand at the moment!