New pain in the wrist and thumb. Carpal Tunnel? Wrist Tendonitis? What should I do?

My pain started in my left wrist and is now also in my thumb I need to know what to do my husband is unemployed and we are without insurance and I cannot go to a specialist.


Joshua Answers

Hello there.

Your question makes me wonder what you do with your hands.

Thumb pain, as I'm guessing that you are experiencing it, commonly comes along with wrist issues.

Every body is a little different, so pain shows up a little different, but in general, wrist and hand pain from repetitive use of the hand follows the exact same dynamic.

It's just a matter of reversing the pattern and turning the Downward Spiral of increasing pain and tightness into an Upward Spiral.

So, what do you do about it?

Couple options.

1. Tell me more about the pain, where it is, how long it's been there, what activities you do with your hands, etc, and we can talk you through getting pain free.

2. You can get The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works.

Everything you need to get out of pain and stay out of pain is on there. Then you'll have what you need to keep your hands pain free for the rest of your life.

3. Or you can How To Reduce Inflammation. That's the free option here on my site, and if you actually do it as described, you should be able to get totally out of pain, or satisfactorily close to it.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Oct 31, 2011
Help, I have the same pain from right thumb to wrist
by: Sandy

I have the same exact thing. Pain from right thumb to wrist. I cant take it anymore. Help!!!


Joshua Comments:

Hi Sandy.

Answer the questions I asked the original poster.

Make sure you've read the Process of Inflammation page and the Tendonitis page and the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome page.

Jul 01, 2012
Terrible pain in thumb and wrist! and maybe Carpal Tunnel
by: Heather

I was diagnosed many years ago with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I had a few prednizone shots, but basically I've just dealt with it, with over the counter meds.

Recently, I started with pain and stiffness in my right thumb along with pain at the base of the thumb, radiating into my wrist. I took tons of Ibuprofen and tried resting it. Well, I did start to feel a bit better, however, the ibuprofen caused a horrid ulcer in my stomach which put me right back where I started after discontinuing the pills.

My thumb now locks up and is excruciating to try to straighten. There is no evident swelling but pressure at the base of the thumb is awful! Forget using my thumb for ANYTHING!!!! The simplest things are not possible!

I just don't know what is wrong with me! I plan to start your ice soaks this evening but can you give me any clue whats wrong?

I have had two Ganglions removed in the past, I'm 42 yrs old and unfortunately, uninsured!


Joshua Comments:

Hi Heather.

First off, Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen don't fix anything, not even a little bit. At best they just help you get through the day.

I wouldn't worry too much about being uninsured in this instance. Hospital medicine doesn't have anything for you other than Ibuprofen, immobilization with Wrist splints and braces, and Wrist Tendonitis Surgery.

And what exactly would they do surgery on?

The entire structure of your forearm is muscularly too tight, connective tissue is too tight, and there's various nutritional insufficiency/deficiency at play.

Plus whatever factors are involved with the Ganglion Cysts.

Learning How To Reduce Inflammation is a great start.

Lowering inflammation levels lowers pain levels. Then you can start to better identify what's going on in there.

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