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My Thumb Is Swollen
Go to ER: I would get it checked out immediately. Discoloration is a bad sign ...Read more
GET SEEN=infection: The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection). Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more
Broken finger: If you had an injury to the finger, recommend getting xrays to rule out a fracture. In a young, active male with a painful, swollen finger, this would be my first concern. Infection can also be a cause if there was no injury. Either way, recommend evaluation by a healthcare provider ...Read more
I cut my finger, left index finger medially at the ip joint and it is sore swollen and stiff after a month. Is my joint infected?
I had cellulitis in my finger (knuckle) 2 months ago and my finger is still very swollen and the knuckle joint is still sore. Is this normal?
Finger swelling: After a laceration may mean an infection, pain with motion. Swelling that seems beyond the cut, the feeling that the finger is bent or can't straighten are some signs that an infection is occurring and that an area of the tendon is involved, even i'd it is just a local red wound one should seek medical attention as finger infections can spread quickly and affect finger motion long term. ...Read more
Evaluate this immedi: It is hard to answer this question without further details. How long has the finger been swollen? Did this happen after a bite wound or an injury? I would be concerned with a joint infection. If it becomes progressively red, swollen, and painful, I would have this evaluated immediately. If this has been a chronic and ongoing problem, it could indeed represent inflammatory arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?btw been 3 days.
Indicative of ser--: --ious injury.must B evacuated by an orthopedic surgeon since it most likely involves serious ligamentous injury that if not treated can't cause lifelong problems. Get in & B Cn! ...Read more
Trauma: The most likely cause of isolated pinky swelling in a 38 year old is trauma. There are some uncommon circulation or entrapment problems that can cause swelling but they are not likely. Have you injured the pinky in some way? Have you slept on your arm or hand in an unusual way? ...Read more
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