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What can lead to sharp pain in the right thumb along with right hand cramping?

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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: sometime I get sharp pain in right thumb hand or cramping right hand
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Maybe carpal tunnel syndrome!

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

This is suggestive of a disease condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. This occurs as the nerve traveling to the thumb and middle fingers are compressed. Symptoms are most severe in this area. I recommend you get evaluated and managed for this.

In the time being, you may want to use a splint, mostly at night to avoid twisting the arm which often provokes symptoms. Other conditions such as thyroid hormone levels and functioning should be checked.

I hope this helps and guides.

I wish you well.

Regards,
Dr. Chobufo Ditah, General & Family Physician
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