I cannot confirm anything without examination but pain at the side of nail can be due to paronychia. It results from a breakdown of the protective barrier between the nail and the nail fold. Diagnosed by gram staining and KOH wet mounts from the skin and nail scrapings.
Treatment includes warm water soaks of the affected finger 3-4 times per day, oral antibiotics, topical antifungals and surgical intervention in more severe cases. My sincere advice would be to consult a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
I'm experiencing very similar symptoms. It's basically over my whole left tip of my thumb. Very sensitive, almost numb, and it seems like for no reason. It's a little red and a little swollen, but so little I think I'm the only one who notices it. Therefore, looks completely normal to others. This has happened a couple times before; always seems to go away in a few days on its own. Just wish I knew what it was!!
I got the same problem, my left thumb feels pain under the thumbnail and doctors are not having any clue for that. The pain is like something is stuck in middle of the thumb but xRay shows nothing. This pain is same as you mentioned, normally it wont hurt but sometimes even simple touch or normal tap on that spot will hurt very badly. Also, there is no spot of anything when looking from outside. Doc says, must be bacuase I use computer everyday but I use it since 7 yrs by now and now all of a sudden it started. Also, in cold when I go out the pain will start enourmously similar to that tap on that spot.
Have you got any solution for this since you posted this long back.
I am experiencing the same problem you and Katemartin describe. Any solution come your way yet?
Got the same problem, everything looks normal, left hand thumb, where the nail meets the skin on the left ridge base almost like it is under the corner of the nail. Kinda happy I am not the only one.
Hi Tej_1234 ,
Exactly the same happening to me, in cold shower it starts to hurt. I have not seen a doctor per say but my fiance is a Pediatrician and she told me not to worry about it as my nerve in thumb has become sensitive and is acting up. She told me to take some vitamins if required and forget about it , it will be ok on its own.
Lately the pain has subsided and all ok without any medication.
I am having the same problem for the last week. I have an indentation in the middle of my left thumbnail since I was in high school or college (at least 20 years). It never gave me problems. But all of a sudden, it's starting to hurt more and more each day. The only thing I did was paint last week and I don't know if the excessive scrubbing off the paint from the fingers and fingernails would have made it worse. I am going to see my doctor today, but I'm sure he'll probably refer me to a dermatologist. I don't want to have my thumbnail removed...
I'm experiencing exactly the same pain like an electric shock under my left thumb nail. I would love to hear about any cures etc.
My daughter had this same problem. Finally I took her to the emergency room when she was in so much pain she couldn't take it. Well ended up she had some how cut the skin under her finger nail. And it had gotten infected and you couldn't tell because the finger nail was in the way. The doctor ended up numbing her finger and then draining the puss. He gave her a cream to put under her nail and also told us to do finger soaks and to keep it covered when at school.or other places that have lots of germs around.
I am experiencing the same issue in my left thumb. If it brushes my phone in my pocket its like getting electric shock. It has been doing this for over two years and has been getting worse to where I will be sitting in my chair watching tv and all of a sudden it feels like someone is jamming a splinter under my thumbnail. It can be worse in the morning. I work as a computer tech for 15 years and never had issue. I also play guitar and piano so my hands do get more than average use I suppose. But it started after I got a smartphone in 2012. Very frustrating.
I suspect it is Glomus tumor, just google it for more info.
dont worry , you can remove this by a small surgery.
OH MY GOD!!! I have seriously been trying to figure out if I am the only one experiencing this for a LONG TIME. My pain is in my left thumb nail, only on the left side where the nail meets the skin. I figured it was something that would go away and when I finally told my doctor she kinda looked at me like I was joking. The pain is EXCRUCIATING. It can be triggered by barely touching it, rubbing it against something, hitting it on accident.. and the worst part is that the cold triggers it is as well. PLEASE tell me someone has figured something out?!?