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Viewer Question:
I picked up a small bowl weighing approx lbs. filled. when I grabbed it with my left hand I place my thumb over the edge and to the inside of the bowl. Suddenly I felt a strong pain on the inside of my left thumb, as if I bruised it somehow. Three days later the thumb remains sore and tender at the inside base area of the thumb. Feels like a nerve or something was injured.??? I can still use it, but in certain instances if I exert it in the same fashion the thumb is then painful.. Any Suggestions...or Ideas.. thank you.

Doctor's Response:
Your symptoms are not normal and should be evaluated by a doctor. You might consider an orthopedic hand specialist.

Thank you for your question.

Last Editorial Review: 3/8/2002

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