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Common Causes of Thumb Pain Seen at Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas in Houston

Thumb Pain Houston TX

Thumb pain is a symptom that can be caused by a number of different conditions. Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas diganoses and treats many of these conditions for residents in and around Houston, TX. When you meet with one of our hand specialists, we’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain and what your treatment options are.

Some of the most common causes of thumb pain we see include:

  • A broken thumb – Usually the result of an injury, a bone fracture can cause pain, swelling, and disfigurement.
  • Arthritis – Basal joint arthritis occurs when cartilage in the thumb wears down and makes joint movements painful or difficult.
  • De Quervain’s tendinosis – This condition occurs when the tendons at the base of the thumb swell and become constricted, causing tenderness and painful symptoms, particularly when turning the wrist or engaging the hand.
  • Trigger finger – This condition is less common in the thumb than in other fingers and involves the thumb joint getting ‘stuck’ in a bent position before possibly popping straight again.

It’s important to consult a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment when you’re experiencing thumb pain or any other symptoms in the hand. The medical professionals at Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas are highly experienced in diagnosing many complex conditions that affect the fingers, thumb, hand, wrist, and arm. Additionally, we are able to provide many treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery, onsite at our offices in Houston, TX.

If you’re experiencing thumb pain, contact Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas today to schedule an appointment. We have several offices located throughout the Houston, TX, area for your convenience.


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