Patient :I am having extreme pains at the base of my thumb into my wrist. It isn't shooting up to my arm, I was told I have tendonitis and I wasn't given anything when I went to urgent care last night. It seems as it pretty much came out of nowhere and I haven't been able to sleep for three days now. I've taken a couple ibuprofen 600mg last night before bed, but all it did was take away the throbbing. I am almost to the point where I can't use it anymore and the doctors here won't do anything for me. Is there something I can do for this? Ice and heat when applied make it hurt even more.
Thank you for writing to us.
If you are having more pain with icing, then you need to see a Doctor. Because it is possible that you have a cramping related disease. Or you have a muscular dystrophy.
The best way to get treated is to talk to a Doctor and decide the therapy from then on.
Hope this helps you. All the best.
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