Pain Between The Forefinger And Thumb?
Good evening, I want to ask .. I’m 21 years old, well here my complaint is between my index finger and thumb of my left hand that has been very painful for the past 4 days, the pain suddenly comes and it hurts so much that my elbows sometimes reach my shoulders and to grasp it aches and aches up to the wrist. That’s why? Dangerous or not, I used to have an accident and last month it turned out that my nerve was affected by a pinched nerve and now it’s still physiotherapy too … please rock the answer doc
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Pain that occurs between the index finger and thumb can be caused by various causes, including a history of previous trauma, myalgia / disruption of the muscles due to repetitive activities involving the finger and nerve function disorders of the median nerve or caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.
The thumb, index finger, middle finger to part of the ring finger are innervated by the median nerve which is a branch of the brachial plexus (nerve branch of the cervical spine located in the armpit / upper arm). Disturbances in the median nerve can cause tingling, cramps, weakness to the pain that can disappear. Pain can also spread and be felt up to the elbow or upper arm.
While carpal tunnel syndrome occurs if there is pressure in the carpal bones of the wrist. This pressure makes complaints such as pain, tingling, pain disappear, numbness, and weakness of the hands. Besides neuropathy (disorders of the peripheral nerves) can also trigger complaints such as you feel.
You do not need to worry because your complaint is not a dangerous condition and can subside with time. Of course this requires a long time. If you feel pain in your hand, try to rest the diseased hand, compress it with cold water, try to make active movements slowly to exercise muscle strength around the affected finger and take pain medication and vitamin B complex that can maintain nerve health.
If necessary, consult a neurologist in order to get a direct examination and evaluation to determine the causes and selection of appropriate treatment.
Thus the information that I can convey, hopefully helps