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Hurt my thumb four weeks ago, the bottom knuckle is enlarged and swollen, it has not improved and hurts to bend! ?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Xray: Not knowing how you injured the thumb, it is difficult to give specific advise. An X-Ray is certainly a reasonable course of action to ensure that a boney problem is not an issue. The continued problem would be possible if it was an untreated fracture. Once that is ruled out, resting the injured area with some immobilization is likely needed for healing.

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Last updated Feb 23, 2015

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