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I have a so called condition called blackberry thumb how do

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I have a so called condition called blackberry thumb how do I que this problem, I have to send 100txt messages and emails a day
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA
I am Dr. Thomas, board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine, so I can cover about any question you might have, as well as your follow up questions. Use reply to expert at any time you need to.

First and foremost you have to stop using your thumbs to press things.

Use ibuprofen.

Get physical therapy...after you see a hand specialist...or manual medicine specialist such as a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor.

This is a repetitive stress injury and physical therapy, maybe a splint temporarily , will need to be used.

The main thing is to get treatment promptly before this become chronic and long term.

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