The tendons on the palm side of the hand flexor tendons are held in place by strong bands of tissue, known as ligaments, which are shaped in arches over the tendon. The MSFriends program connects you with emotional support from volunteers living with MS, 15 hours a day and seven days a week. Trigger finger is also associated with rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. Arthritis is a frequent cause of thumb joint pain. Surgery risks include infection or ineffective surgical results. Hope you find relief soon!
My thumb is actually swollen and I cannot bend it. Here's a couple of links to what it could possibly be. This is just my experience. It becomes extremely difficult to straighten. No I haven't seen my primary yet Bailey is also a Certified Hand Therapist.
Like I said it could be something with a tendon. This may be helpful as an interim measure. I want to be very prepared with information and questions for my Neurologist appointment next week. Did you ever find out what was wrong? This is just my experience.
Eventually, it may not fully bend or straighten. A tendon usually glides quite easily through the tissue that covers it also called a sheath because of a lubricating membrane surrounding the joint called the synovium. So I've left it alone. When you fall forward, as when you trip running or rollerblading, your natural response is to put your hands out in front of you to catch yourself. Tracy- Does yours go back to normal?