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#21 Sheryl


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Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:49 AM

Jensue, you mentioned your thumb also hurting. The puffy padding at the base of your thumb can also be affected. If your thumb starts having much pain all the time. Pain that really doesn't go away I would seriously think strongly on surgery. The muscle or sturcture in the pading of the palm below the thumb can go entirely flat. Once that happens, for any length of time it will never go back to normal again. You entire palm will be flat. Not to scare you but watch where and how much that thumb bothers you. My girlfriend has one flat palm and one regular palm. It looks quite strange. Plus, she has no strength in that hand, even after surgery. Our hands are important take care of them. You may find you have better circulation and don't have any new raynalds attacks. I just thought about it. I haven't had any since my surgery. I just assumed it was from the Norvasc. Never entered my mind that the surgery may have helped that also.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:44 AM

Sheryl I've just had a look at my palms just below my thumbs and they do look much flatter than they used to. I find opening jars etc very difficult and also doing things like peeling the vegetables because holding them firmly enough is an issue.

I suppose if the nerves are getting trapped then some of the blood vessels may also be getting trapped.