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Doctor insights on: How To Treat A Bruised Thumb

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How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

If you have blood un: If you have blood under the nail it should be evacuated by your doctor to remove the blood. ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my thumb its bruised and swollen I can move it but it hurts to grip things and my wrist is a bit sore to what should I do to treat it?

I fell and hurt my thumb its bruised and swollen I can move it but it hurts to grip things and my wrist is a bit sore to what should I do to treat it?

Wrist and thumb inju: ICE, Elevation, compression, NSAIDs. Avoid activities which produce pain. Consider obtaining an Ray and evaluation if u have persistent or increasing pain and swelling of the involved parts ...Read more

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Can a splint or a wrap going to help a thumb contusion?

Can a splint or a wrap going to help a thumb contusion?

Yes: A thumb contusion can be painful. Swelling is the main issue so you need to elevate it above your heart if it is swollen. A splint can help protect it against further injury. It will also remind you to protect the thumb. A thin wrap is probably not going to do much, bit it is not going to harm it either if kept snug not tight. ...Read more

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How long will it take the feeling to come back to a thumb if the nerve is bruised?

How long will it take the feeling to come back to a thumb if the nerve is bruised?

Cm per month: Nerves regrow at a centimeter a month, on average. Provided the trauma was to the thumb it should be in under three months provided the nerve was left intact and can regenerate along its prior course. ...Read more

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I have a bruise and pain on my right thumb along with a bruise on my wrist. What could be the problem?

I have a bruise and pain on my right thumb along with a bruise on my wrist. What could be the problem?

Trauma: Spontaneous bleeding- bruising can occur but is unusual.
Think about falls, push-ups, hit, twist etc.
Any family history of bleeding or clotting, would further encourage exam, x-rays and lab tests. ...Read more

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Banged my thumb. Started to swell. Put ice on it. Now it is a little swolled and discolored. How do I know if it is just a bruise or not!

Banged my thumb. Started to swell. Put ice on it. Now it is a little swolled and discolored. How do I know if it is just a bruise or not!

Xray: Will tell you if you have a nondisplaced fracture or not although it won't necessarily make it feel any better to know with that right diagnosis is you'll have a better expectation about if anything needs to be done or what the timeframe is for your thumb to feel better. Most nondisplaced fractures don't need anything more than a small splint or some tape if they're on the fingertip. ...Read more

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What can you do to make a bruise on your thumb?

What can you do to make a bruise on your thumb?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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Both palms, part under thumbs, swell and feel weird at time. Not really pain, but feel weird! Sometimes they almost look bruised, but they aren't.?

Both palms, part under thumbs, swell and feel weird at time. Not really pain, but feel weird! Sometimes they almost look bruised, but they aren't.?

Hands: From your description, two common things come to mind, one is carpal tunnel which can cause pins and needles or numbness or strange sensation in thumbs and palm of hand and first three and 1/2 fingers, but no color change (bruise look) associated. The other is Raynaud's disease which would have color change and strange sensation (frostbite like) and happens more often in women. See MD for exam. ...Read more

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I shut my thumb in a car door and my nail is bruised will my nail still grow?

I shut my thumb in a car door and my nail is bruised will my nail still grow?

Probably: Unless the door was slammed against your finger rather than the nail, your nail should eventually grow out normally. It will take several months, so be patient. ...Read more

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I have a bruise in my left wrist by my thumb that won't go away. Could this be something serious?

I have a bruise in my left wrist by my thumb that won't go away. Could this be something serious?

Bruising: If bruising has not resolved after couple weeks or associated w pain and affecting mobility seek professional medical care. ...Read more

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Hi last night I had this horrible burning in my right thumb it started swelling instantly and now it's all bruised?

Hi last night I had this horrible burning in my right thumb it started swelling instantly and now it's all bruised?

See a doctor: It may be gout, paronychias, , or some other infection, insect bite etc, see a doctor to diagnose and treat ...Read more

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I've bruised my thumb nail it's darkblue and violette color, I accidentally smashed the door on it, it hurts like hell, help..

I've bruised my thumb nail it's darkblue and violette color, I accidentally smashed the door on it, it hurts like hell, help..

First use ice to: Reduce the inflammation, 2-3x daily then once the thumbnail turns yellow and green, then you can use heating pad to help speed up the healing/ absorption process. Otherwise, for pain use ibuprofen 200-400 mg three times daily with food and/or paracetamol 500 mg 4 times daily. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I bent my thumb back via a speedy softball. It swelled immediately and I'm still in pain. Should I go to the ER? The tip is bruised already.

I bent my thumb back via a speedy softball. It swelled immediately and I'm still in pain. Should I go to the ER? The tip is bruised already.

GO: Best to go and get it examined and x-rayed. The joint is very important and rapid evaluation and treatment can be the difference between being ok later and having problems later in life forever. While in transit, keep it iced (frozen peas work great). Get going. .. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and bruised and hurts. Could it just be jamed frind fell on it! He is about 80 pounds and he bent the thumb backward's

A: A thumb that hyperextends or is forced backward could not only be "jammed" ie have a joint bruise, it could have a ligament injury that needs treatment.

An ulnar or radial collateral ligametn injury can be partial requiring immobilization or it may be completely torn often requiring surgery.

An exam by a hand surgeon, sometimes leads to an mri, sometimes to splinting or casting and at times surgery.

Faliure t-o care for these injuruies can lead to long term issues with the thumb as it is used in grasping. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a small bruise right around my right wrist, just above the thumb, it's not painful, and last week had same on left?

I woke up this morning with a small bruise right around my right wrist, just above the thumb, it's not painful, and last week had same on left?

Aspirin related?: Small skin discolorations that are not painful, go away quickly and are not associated with a mass or functional problems are not likely to be anything to generate concern. Possibilities include trauma not realized, contact dermatitis, a pressure area that occurred while sleeping or? Imprint from a watch or bracelet. I have seen it in a lady that slept with her hand under her pet. ...Read more

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I've hurt both thumb palms they feel bruised but I'm unsure on how they've become bruised. I did drag a suitcase around today whilst travelling.

Palm bruise: You are right. Dragging the suitcase has probably bruised your palm. Any unusual activity the body does will lead to some pain. This is how body brings that to your attention and appropriate steps ...Read more

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Bruised my thumb two months ago it was pinched. Blood still going on. Part of nail fell off still hurts. Blood has diminished some but not all. Is th?

Bruised my thumb two months ago it was pinched. Blood still going on. Part of nail fell off still hurts. Blood has diminished some but not all. Is th?

See doctor: Two months is too long to be living with an open wound. See your doctor. If you do not have one, go to the emergency room of a nearby hospital. ...Read more

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Thumb swollen and bruised for no reason. Should I be worried?

Thumb swollen and bruised for no reason. Should I be worried?

Always a reason: There is always a reason - you may just not remember anything happening to the thumb. If no pain and movement is ok, then you can certainly just watch, elevate and see what happens. If the thumb is bothering you in any way, then you should be concerned and have it checked out. Body parts don't discolor and swell for no reason. ...Read more

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Closed the car door on my thumb. What should I do to prevent bruising?

Closed the car door on my thumb. What should I do to prevent bruising?

Bruise: Nothing really, you can ice it to keep any swelling or bruising down. ...Read more