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A 42-year-old member asked:

Why is my thumb swollen and i can't bend it? i need some advice.

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Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Unclear : If your thumb is swollen and not able to be bent you need to see your doctor. Did you fall on it.? Do you have some type of inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. ? See your doctor as soon as possible and make sure you get it xrayed if not done already.

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Last updated Jul 27, 2018

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