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    Im studying a healthcare degree and saw a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome. She also had pain around her thumb mcp joint and pins and needles radiating part way up the radius bone. My educator told me to pull her thumb away from the fingers gently to test for pain as she said she could have something called CMP (or something similar). I did as my educator said but I didnt get time to ask her what CMP stood for as I havent heard of it before. Shes away for the next few days so Ive tried looking it up but cant find much. Any medical students know?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Im studying a healthcare degree and saw a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome. She also had pain around her thumb mcp joint and pins and needles radiating part way up the radius bone. My educator told me to pull her thumb away from the fingers gently to test for pain as she said she could have something called CMP (or something similar). I did as my educator said but I didnt get time to ask her what CMP stood for as I havent heard of it before. Shes away for the next few days so Ive tried looking it up but cant find much. Any medical students know?
    Not a medical student or doctor, but (chronic) myofascial pain syndrome springs to mind?

    (Ignore me if I'm wrong. )
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    CMC carpometacarpal arthiritis?

    Also not a medical student.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Im studying a healthcare degree and saw a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome. She also had pain around her thumb mcp joint and pins and needles radiating part way up the radius bone. My educator told me to pull her thumb away from the fingers gently to test for pain as she said she could have something called CMP (or something similar). I did as my educator said but I didnt get time to ask her what CMP stood for as I havent heard of it before. Shes away for the next few days so Ive tried looking it up but cant find much. Any medical students know?
    Sounds like you are describing a test for an ulnar collateral ligament injury (skier's or gamekeeper's thumb)? But this is an acute thing, not a chronic one, though it may become that way if the initial injury is not picked up. It is more likely to be CMC OA-carpometacarpal osteoarthritis of the 1st CMCJ, though not aware of thumb extension as a specific test for this, it is usually demonstrated with tenderness over the joint and a "grind" test where you compress the joint and rotate it. Needs to be differentiated from De Quervain's tenosynovitis, which can give similar symptoms but gives pain over the tendon and a positve Finklestein's test. CTS and CMC OA commonly co-exist.
 
 
 
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