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Difficulty in bending the left thumb, locks when straightened. What could be causing this?

I woke up with my left thumb straight, and couldn t bend it. When trying to bend it at the first joint close to the nail I have to actually force it to bend, then it locks & will not straighten out? I have pain & discomfort in this and will be going in for an x-ray , but what could be causing this? Also trying to bend it I also have noticed that when making it go straight that I have this clicking in the lower joint on both sides. Thank you I look forward to your help
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Welcome to the forum.

From description it seems you might suffering from trigger finger.In trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis , one of your fingers or your thumb gets stuck in a bent position and then straightens with a snap — like a trigger being pulled and released. For mild cases splinting, finger exercise required.I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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