Originally Posted by cmasse
When I fell in the shower, I hurt my thumb. It has been sore for a week now. The base of my thumb developed a bruise and a bump is felt at the thumbís base on the palm side of my hand. I have iced it and took advil but that is not working. Do you think I might have sprained my thumb?
I did not fall and hurt my thumb but I have the same symptoms that you have. Knot at the end of my thumb (in the palm part), my thumb hurts and I cannot bend it. When I pick some things up, it bends on it's own and hurts really bad and then it sticks in the bent over position for about 30 minutes. I cannot make it bend back on it's own.
My doctor said it's called "trigger finger" and I will have to have surgery to correct it.
I didn't know if you had any of the problems of not being able to bend the thumb.