I saw my doctor this morning. He looked at my thumb and tested out a few things and concluded, for now, that it is probably swelling from a repetitive motion injury. He suggested a wrist brace as well as upping the amount of Advil that I’ve been taking. See how it goes for a week, and if things are still the same, he’s sending me for a nerve conduction test.
My doctor is in Silver Spring and I thought the drive would be a long one, but it really wasn’t bad at all. Either was the drive back into the office. That made me happy.