I have radial pain in both thumbs. My doctor did injections in the thumbs, but I am still in pain. Does anyone have any thoughts on what could be causing this or how to treat it? Thanks.
Isn't it amazing how much we as primates rely on our thumbs? So when the thumbs hurt, everything we do seems to be impossible. Thumb pain can come from a variety of conditions, but the big three are: tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel. Understanding thumb pain is critical to be able to treat it effectively.
For a majority of thumb pain cases, a thumb spica splint can be worth a try. Sometimes hand therapy can help. But ultimately you may need to see an orthopedic hand specialist about your aching hands.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
Here are some links on pain management that might be helpful to you:
Using Tylenol Responsibly
Let’s Talk Pain Meds
What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds