Welcome to our pain Mangement Forum. I am so glad that you found us on MedHelp and took the time to share your symptoms with us. I am however sorry that you are having pain.
I assume that this is new? Do you have any numbness or tingling with this? Does activity make it worse or is it worse after sleeping?
You don't give your age. Could this be a cardiac issue? If you think that is a possibility than please seek a medical evaluation asap.
Another thought is carpel tunnel? However CT usually has other symptoms and is very noticeable in the morning upon waking.
This could be referred pain. Meaning felt in one location but originating in another. In your case I am wondering if it could be a cervical spine problem. However because you note a blueness in your thumb this usually occurs when there is a circulatory problem. Again you don't state your age which could be a factor. Do you have circulation issues in other areas of your body?
I would also wonder if you could have injured your hand and not have been aware of it. Blood clots have been known to form in the arm. If this is a sharp shooting pain I suggest that you seek medical treatment today. If you cannot get into see your normal PCP can you go to an Urgent Care Center?
It may be nothing serious but I suggest that you not ignore your pain. Pain is our bodies way of telling us that something is not right. I hope that you will keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
I will look forward to your updates with interest.
I'm pretty certain this is nothing to be concerned about Jett.
I imagine you as young, perhaps an avid online gamer/techie. You're probably too young for carpal tunnel full development, but may be inching up to it with the poor work-desk/lap PC ergonomics. Pull-out, swiveling keyboard tray is a must. Good chair helps too, along with posture. Oh...and then there is the texting. This enters an entire new realm of hand/arm unwanted sensations.
Let's not over-analyze and inflating this, but at the same time address it from a conservative angle. We know nothing about you to give you a definite reason to worry. Think it through and get back if you'd like.
If this is computer use related, there is an ergonomic pad for your wrist you can use. It's soft and about 4 inches long. You just use it to rest your wrist while mousing. My husband uses one. Now, if he'd just get me one!! Check out a computer supply store.
I have this pain in my palm, and it feels worse when I use my hand, like grasping a cup or turning on a tap, even pinching my fingers together when I pick up chips hurts pretty badly, also the pain goes up my forearm. The pain is on my left side. I am a 28 year old female, I work as a long term care aide, (working with the elderly) I don't know if my job would be something to do with this pain or not. Any thoughts what this may be?
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.