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Jammed Thumb Bruised Palm
Yes: The bruising is from blood that can be the result of a muscle, ligament or bone injury. A thorough medical evaluation (that will likely include x-rays) will determine whether you injured a bone (break/fracture) or soft tissue (ligament sprain or muscle tear) or both. ...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
I hit the palm leading to my thumb against the corner of a wall, forcefully. It swelled immediately. Today bruised. LImite motion of thumb.
? broken bone: Sound like you may have broken a bone in your hand. You should see a doctor and get an Xray. ...Read more
Hi! I recently was kicked causing my thumb to go entirely backwards It has been a week and we have seen no improvement. We know it is not fractured. I can not move it. There is also bruising on my palm. Is there anything I should be aware of that could b
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
Jammed my thumb now it's starting to bruise around my palm near my thumb. I am able to move my thumb. Should I go see a doctor?
X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye between a sprain and fracture. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, and a fracture is damage to the bone; strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more
Why does my palm still feel bruised and swollen and my wrist hurts almost a year after surgery? I also have pain that travels down my thumb?
My daughter fell on her hand and bruised the palm just below the thumb. It has been numb and heavy feeling for over a week. Is this normal?
Bruise or fracture?: A bruise in that location after a fall is evidence a bone was scuffed or broken. Such injuries cause a little localized bleeding within the tissue near the bone. It may not be distorted enough that casting would be needed but could have other implications for proper care. I would have her seen. ...Read more
Injured hand. Looking palm side R hand, bruise at base of outer part of thumb & outer bottom palm part of hand. Can move thumb. Could it be ligament?
Bruising: Indicates injury and bleeding under the skin that's what the bruises Are so anything that causes a little bit of bleeding can cause bruising it could be a ligament or tendon a the bone just some capillaries or can be something called a bruise which is just basically local irritation from impact or trauma ...Read more
Jammed my thumb on a volleyball serve. My fingers were tingly. Lots of pain in my thumb & wrist area. Today thumb & part of palm is bruised. Sprain?
Yes: Probably jammed the joint. Rest the thumb. Ice if helps. But if you rest the thumb should recovery but may take a few weeks ...Read more
My bf was using a mechanical hole digger. After using for several hours he discovered that his fingers on one hand was numb, decreased sensation, and feels like a bruise on palm of hand below thumb. It has now been a week and is still the same. He has bee
Median nerve palsy: Numbness of the thumb region can be caused by pressure and swelling that affects the median nerve at the wrist of base of the thumb. This usually causes numbness in the palm of the hand mostly thumb and forefinger. Similar symptoms develop with carpal tunnel syndrome. Immobilizing, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications will help. ...Read more
Fell on hand hurts top left hand exacerbated previous thumb injury have appt in two weeks made prior to fall see sooner?
Wed. Gym 2 hrs that included hand weights. Aft class saw spasm in pad area under thumb. Now swollen. Few Spasms. Mild pain no bruise. Tx? Gym okay?
Thumb swelling: Can go to gym but don't lift weights with that hand. Let it heal. If not allergic consider motrin 200 mg 2 tabs 3 x a day x 10, days also try kinesiotape on the thumb you can get it in CVS. Ice 5 minute 3 x a day, consider thumb spica splint (CVS). f/u w/ doc re sprain dislocation may need x ray. ...Read more
Went to the batting cages & took about 120 swings. The part of my palm between my thumb & index finger feels extremely tender & sore. Possible causes?
Yes overuse: That is a lot of swings so now you are going to have to rest that hand. May take some time to resolve so be careful what you do ...Read more
Hematoma: This could be some collected blood under the skin. Usually it goes away with time, but if not you should seek medical care. ...Read more
Hit my hand between thumb and pointer metacarals, now it burns and is swollen & bruised. What should I do?
Put ice on it: Put ice on it. If the problem persists, see a doctor. ...Read more
I hit my hand on a chair, and now the area around my thumb and on my wrist is swollen and bruised and very painful.
Hand caught between door jam and dog leash. Pulled hard. Now swollen thumb, cold and tingly, but I can move it. Very bruised. Broke?
No guesses: I am sorry, but unless you have an x-ray there can be no diagnosis. ...Read more
Strained/ miled sprain of thumb 4 years ago, and then 2 years ago sprained/ deep bruise in same hand. Still acts up sometimes, what do I do?
Be evaluated: I would have it looked at for a specific diagnosis. What you describe as a sprain to your thumb may have been more serious than that and may be causing persistent symptoms. A " gamekeepers thumb" is just one example if an injury that may seem quite benign, but can cause chronic problems unless it us taken care if. ...Read more
Numbness in my lift thumb. It might be related to neck-shoulder pain I have been having. 2 days later huge dark bruise appears hand --related?
No: It is your hand/thumb. Bruise not related unless you got a bite. ...Read more
On the top of my right hand closer to the thumb and pointer finger I have pain when I lightly touch it. There is no bruising or cut. What is this?
Watch it: We all sometimes have unexplained sensitivity here or there that goes away just as mysteriously. If it doesn't, see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Hurt 'abductor pollicis brevis' part of hand in vball. Getting lot of bruising below thumb but can move thumb. Is it most likely muscle injury?
Tendon: More likely a tendon injury, possibly needing surgical repair. See an orthopedist ASAP ...Read more
Could radial collateral ligament be torn if I have bruising & pain at that part of thumb & below on hand, but can move thumb mostly normally?
Torn ligament: It's possible but would require significant trauma to tear a ligament. Hopefully it's just a sprain which improves in a week or so provided that you rest the wrist. Cold applications for 48 hours after the injury followed by the use of warm applications help. Also, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve help reduce inflammation. For persistent pain, swelling, see MD ...Read more
After my palm caught my fall, I have a swollen thumb, scrape at the bottom of the thumb and a tender thumb. The fall happened five hours ago. Should I see a doctor?
I am experiencing hand pain and hand swelling after hitting my thumb in a contact sport however their is not visible bruising?
Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?
4 years ago- bad bone bruise and sprain of hand (Between thumb and first finger).Since then, if I use it a lot (writing)pain returns. What could it be?
Rehabilitate: If you didn't properly rehabilitate the bone and joint then it's possible that you are left with long-standing pain. However if you start exercising the area again then it's quite likely that the pain will permanently disappear. ...Read more
My thumb hurts and I don't know what I did to it. Along with a small bruise on my thumb and wrist/ arm. Now the back of my hand hurts too. Started sat?
Bruise: Can cause pain and should resolve over the next week or so. If it gets worse, then have it checked. ...Read more