Pain in your thumbs joint can be caused by many things. One of the most frequent causes of the common pain is carpal tunnel syndrome. If you feel numbness or tingling in your thumb chances are it is carpal tunnel syndrome. The pain may likewise be a from of arthritis known as osteoarthitis. Osteoarthitis causes a swelling and a great deal of pain in the thumbs joint. This can make it difficult to perform normal day task. Even buttoning your pants can become difficult.
If you have carpel tunnel syndrome or osteoarthitis there are a number of things you can do to help the pain. If its arthritis you can rest your thumb as often as possible. The pain from arthritis is a response to irritation and inflammation of the thumb. If you have carpel tunnel you should try to demonstrate the thumb to get the tendons and muscles loose.
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One of the more common pain relievers is over the counter medicine such as ibuprofen. This will relieve the pain from arthritis and carpel tunnel. However, pain medications are only temporary and will never resolve the true origin of the pain. They can likewise make a person dependant on them for day to day use.
FAQ’s: Other than arthritis what could cause joint pain?About a month ago I started having joint pain and stiffness in my hands, as well as pain in my wrist and the pad of my thumb. I also get a raised red rash on my fingers. The skin on my fingers gets so dry that it cracks. and NOTHING, I mean nothing makes it go away. The Dr says that it is probably psoratic arthritis, but the X-rays came back negative for inflammation and damage. Could it be early enough that there isn't damage done? Any suggestions what it could be if its not arthritis? Thanks in advance!
Could be fibromyalgia but idk bout the rash. My skin used to get dry like that sometimes.
Pain in the joints is symptomatic of arthritis. It's probably still a mild case, but you need to do something about it before it worsens. That and the dry skin are indicators of dehydration. People think that they get adequate water from soft drinks, coffee or other water substitutes, but this is wrong. The additives contained in these drinks turn the water acidic which works like a diuretic to pull out as much as 50% more water than they contain. This is something that doctors seem to overlook as they push their "drink plenty of fluids" campaign. You should increase your water intake to 1/2 your body weight in ounces per day. Dissolve 1/8 tsp of salt (unprocessed sea salt is best) for each 16 oz of water you drink. This should solve your problem.
Acetaminophen-Acetaminophen (Tylenol® or its store-brand equivalents) is utilized for the relief of fever as well as aches and pains associated with many conditions. Acetaminophen relieves pain in mild arthritis but has redness, no impact on the underlying inflammation, and swelling of the joint. If the pain isn’t due to inflammation, acetaminophen is as effective as aspirin. It is as effective as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen (Motrin) in relieving the suffering of osteoarthritis of the knee.
Using cold dunking will work for both carpal tunnel and arthritis. You should get a pale of cold water and dip your thumb in it for five to ten seconds. Leave your hand emerge from the water until the cold feeling wears off. Then dunk your hand again for another five to ten seconds. You will want to repeat this process for around twenty minutes or until the pain has gone.
You should also consider a thumb exercise plan. This will actually help stop the symptoms for good. You can mask and conceal the pain. However, nothing’s better than getting rid of the pain for good. Thumb exercises are very simple and can be dome in under ten minutes a day, and relieve symptoms for good in just two weeks.