The Sore Thumb Feels Itchy, Sore And Achy?
good afternoon doctor,
Hello, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com
Your complaint can be a symptom of the following disease, which is:
1. Arthritis or inflammation of the joints, can occur due to a pile of uric acid crystals (gout arthritis), a pile of calcium crystals (pseudogout arthritis), autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis) and others.
2. De quervein syndrome that occurs due to inflammation of the tendon sheath and / or tendon.
3. Carpal tunnel syndrome that occurs due to pinched or depressed nerves in the wrist.
4. And others.
Try resting your hand. To reduce movement, hand bandages, especially on the affected part of the thumb. Give cold and warm compresses alternately. Take over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol.
If the complaint has not improved as well and even more disturbing, you should consult with an orthopedic specialist so that further examination can be done. The doctor will conduct a medical interview and related physical examination. Next will require you to undergo supporting examinations, such as X-rayed hands. Later the treatment the doctor will give is according to the cause of your illness.
Thus hopefully useful.