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Pain in left thumb, diagnosed as a bone bruise, feel pin and needle sensation when rubbed. What to do ?

I m 6 1 235 lb white male, 37 years old. Have had pain in my left thumb for literally decades, as a result of athletics. Diagnosed as a bone bruise in 1990. However, my left thumb(the pad area, DIP joint ) never regained a normal feel. When I rub the area I get a pins and needles feeling, not excruciating pain, but certainly not pleasant. I can t even put it under running water without this sensation. Nothing serious, I ve dealt with it for 23 years+, just wondering if anyone had more definitive answers. Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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More definitive explanation could be irritation of superficial nerve fibres in bruise area . For pin and needle sensation taking methylcobalamin supplements will be helpful. Avoid rubbing the area.
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Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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