A 50-year-old member asked:
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how can i make a swollen thumb go down ?

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Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Conservative RX: Primary initial care would be icing, elevation, anti-inflamatories and range of motion exercises. If no response than seek care as there is potential for other causes such as infection, arthritis or gout.
Answered on Jan 21, 2014

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