Pain In The Thumb Like A Pulled Vein?
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Pain in the thumb like a pulled vein can occur due to various factors. If the complaints get worse, especially when you wake up, then your complaint could be due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is a chronic inflammation of the joints caused by an autoimmune disorder. The exact cause of this condition is not known. However, several factors, such as age (over 40 years), genetics (congenital), smoking, obesity, as well as exposure to chemicals, such as asbestos and silica, are strongly suspected to have contributed to the emergence of this disease.
Patients with RA can experience various complaints due to inflammation in the joints, such as pain, swelling, stiffness, redness, warmth, and so on. Furthermore, a collection of complaints in this joint is also often accompanied by easy fatigue, weakness, fever, and drastic weight loss.
It could also be, your complaint arises due to other reasons, for example:
Trigger finger (inflammation of the tendon that serves to bend the finger)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of the median nerve at the wrist)
Gout arthritis (uric acid)
Multiple sclerosis (an autoimmune disorder that attacks the covering of the nerves)
Pinched spinal nerves, and so on
Through a thorough neurological examination assisted also with laboratory and radiological examinations (eg x-rays or CT scans) generally the underlying cause of your complaint can be identified properly. Therefore, do not delay to see a doctor immediately, especially if the complaint has been going on for a very long time.
Avoid your habit of ringing your fingers to make your fingers feel more comfortable. Because, instead of relieving pain, forcibly clicking your fingers can actually cause injury to muscles, ligaments, and inflammation in the joints that can make your symptoms worse. To reduce pain, it is safer for you to use a warm compress while taking paracetamol. Be diligent in exercising and doing finger exercises so that your finger muscles are not stiff. Avoid excessive pressure on the wrist, elbow, and upper arm area to avoid nerve compression. Consumption of healthy and nutritious foods, especially those containing nutrients for the nerves, namely B complex vitamins, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah