Pain in the thumb
I have this pain in the thumb since ten months. I consulted my thumb to the orthopedic and he suggested me to wear a thumb splint as nothing showed up in MRI and x-ray. Wearing the thumb splint did help the pain reduce momentarily but the pain wud haunt me if I ever tried to bend my thumb. I then consulted with a hand surgeon and he too couldn't help. I then decided to give my thumb a complete rest. After 8 months of rest I could feel less pain. I can bend the thumb without much pain now, but accidental folding of my thumb would pain again. I feel an excruciating pain while/after writing. Please suggest me the right treatment/remedy to fix this. I am a PhD student and I can't help but to use my right thumb in writing a lot of mathematical equations and notes. Thanks in advance
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Hello there we understand your feeling and your pain too. It seems that you are having problems with with your thumb. If nithing is fiund on mri then you need to undertsand that your pain might be of neurological origin. Sometimes it will never be found on mri too for that you need to observe that whether you have any tingling sensation or numbness along with thus excruciating pain then it is time thatyou need to consult a neurologist if at all you have. Or then you will have rest you thumb and consult a physiotherapist for further help. Thank you
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