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what should i do about a swollen thumb?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Get a diagnoses: Swelling is a way the body tells us something is wrong. Figure out what is going on then you can treat it.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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