Symptoms for the past 4 weeks with no recollection of trauma
Dull thumb pain in both circled joints on the D1 appendage (thumb)
Popping in the carpometacarpal joint when moved side to side
In the last week wrist pain has begun and as of today forearm pain up to the elbow
Unable to lift, grab, hold, or open anything that requires the use of the thumb as it causes sharp pain.
Still able to move thumb and there is no swelling or bruising.
Started using a thumb/wrist brace a week ago which helps when it is on but when taken off, the pain intensifies. Remember, braces need to be taken off for things such has showering or washing dishes etc.
There are no walk in clinics in the area and hospitals are very backed up and have tight restrictions because of the pandemic. Icing and heating were recommended with NSAIDs.
Not sure if anyone else can suggest if this may be more than trigger finger/sprain. De quervain’s tenosynovitis and arthritis were ruled out. Thank you.