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Pain in thumb distal phalanx

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Get it evaluated: Several arthritic causes are possible although osteoarthritis is statistically most likely. Have the thumb evaluated and an x ray done.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: You can't treat it until you know why it is swollen. Injury, gout, arthritis are a few reasons for a swollen finger.

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: This is a snapping thumb. It will often resolve with a local cortisone injection. Refractory cases require a surgical release. Rarely, it will resolve... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below : I’m sorry to hear about that, i recommend getting medical attention on this matter ASAP
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Needs checked: by your Dr or an Urgent Care--cannot tell if infection, injury, gout, or other issue present over Internet. Needs examined and might lead to imaging (... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Trigger thumb?: Sounds like trigger finger (in this case trigger thumb). Often happens from overuse. Best to see a hand surgeon, who can give you a steroid injection.... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
I : I wonder if you had bleeding from a small blood vessel. If a small blood vessel tore, it would cause bleeding and discoloration. It sounds like ther... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
About 4 weeks: Without seeing xray hard to be specific typically it takes about 4 weeks for the fracture to heal usually it is either splinted or casted you wil... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not common: While it is not common, it can happen. Distal tendon repair creates local trauma where several nerves and blood vessels travel. Swelling from surgery ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Depends on the diagnosis, exam, x-rays and degree of injury. Perhaps none, immediately. Get evaluatied and work with your physician on the need and ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
See a hand surgeon: Fractures through joint surfaces are generally more problematic than those outside of joints. Depending on a number of factors, they may predispose to... Read More

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