Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

what kind of doctor could you go to for a swollen joint in your thumb

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Teel
19 years experience Family Medicine
Likely PCP / Ortho: As a family physician, i would say your primary care provider (pcp) would definately be a good place to start. From there, you may need to see any nu ... Read More
6
6 thanks
Dr. David Rojer
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hand : Hand specialist is ortho trained with one year of extra training.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
15 years experience Rheumatology
PCP: You should start with your primary care doctor. They will be able to diagnose and treat most causes of thumb swelling. If not, they'll be able to send ... Read More
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
25 years experience Rheumatology
Rheum or ortho: I would see a rheumatologist or an orthopedist.
A female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
CRPS: A very small fracture not clearly visible on X-ray can lead to prolonged pain. If X-ray is negative consider MRI and see a hand specialist
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Spine problems: hence the need to see a spine specialist, either a neurosurgeon/orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine diseases, you can start with your primary ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Arthritis of variable kinds, synovitis, capsulitis..
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Need evaluation: You need an examination by a hand specialist or neurologist to make the correct diagnosis.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Beukes
Specializes in
Winter hands: It is difficult to manage, main treatment is supportive. try to keep warm, stop smoking. Good articles on supportive management of winter hands and fe ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: You could have cat scratch fever. This can occur from a cat scratch or bite. It is due to an infection. Cat scratch disease is an infection cau ... Read More
1
1 comment
2
2 thanks
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If at the CMC joint-: -of the thumb on the side adjacent 2 the index finger, an ulnar collateral ligament injury is the most common & many don't heal well, especially i ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Tendonitis: Probably tendonitis. You need to see a orthopod, preferably a hand specialist. Treatment could be steroids or nsaid's and possibly a hand splint.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month