A 42-year-old female asked:
My thumb has been swollen and it's on side of knuckle n hurts to bend it, been like this over a week, tender to touch?
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Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Swollen thumb: Thumb swelling and tenderness suggests inflammation and/or infection unless you recently injured the thumb. Associated redness can be from infection or other inflammation. Inflammation would be helped by medications like Advil or Aleve. I recommend an evaluation by your physician or a hand surgeon.
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Last updated Nov 20, 2017
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