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How To Treat A Bruised Thumb
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?
10 days ago wrist corrective & CTR surgery. Near thumb top Red bruise, Bruise color Red not change till now Normal? Can treat bruise by tight bandage?
No,: A tight bandage will not treat a bruise ...Read more
Being tested/treated for C6 Cervical radiculopathy. Woke up today with pain today in entire arm (stemming from tricep?). Numb thumb. Can't bend arm without pain. Small bruise on arm. No position is comfortable. How to correctly diagnose? Frustrated.
Nerve root irritatio: See your physician for treatmentGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes...: If you had injury. Infection will be next possible cause if no injury. ...Read more
I have a bruise and pain on my right thumb along with a bruise on my wrist. What could be the problem?
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
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
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
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
X-ray is used to: Determine if there is a fracture.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Hi last night I had this horrible burning in my right thumb it started swelling instantly and now it's all bruised?
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
Last week Friday I injuried my right thumb. It was severely swollen & bruised. The swelling is still present & it still hurts. What can I do?
Thumb injury.: Best to seek hand surgeon evaluation with possible X-Rays... ...Read more
I'm a catcher I was catching & the ball hit my thumb that was in my glove. My thumb instantly bruised, & swelled I can move it but not bend?
Thumb: Need an xray to rule out a fracture. Then a doc can decided what needs to be done next. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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
Every now and then, I get a little raised bump that feels and looks like a raised bruise in the center of my thumb. It hurts pretty bad. What is it?
Lump: It probably is a little cyst and is of no consequence ...Read more
I woke up today with a sharp pain in my left thumb. Last night it was fine. No sign of bruising or injury. What can it be? It moves ok but its painful
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
I woke up to the pad under my right thumb bruised& swollen. I didn't hurt my self to my knowledge. I've taken ibprophen&ice. It's worse. Should I be worried?
Reassurance: You doing right things. Keep ice periodically and take medication as needed. You may see improving in 24-36 hours. ...Read more
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
Bruise: Nothing really, you can ice it to keep any swelling or bruising down. ...Read more
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