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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

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 with my right thumb swollen and it kind of hurts to bend it's also warm to the touch but I didn't hurt it or anything but I was texting all ?

Probbably tendonitis: overuse of tendons causeinflammation. Suggest icing the finger down, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories, and steroid injections or topical application can be helpful. ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen in the lower part. I can move it, but if i touch it. It hurts like crazy?

My thumb is swollen in the lower part. I can move it, but if i touch it. It hurts like crazy?

Gout vs Infection: Classic gouty symptoms or infection. Usually a blood test and possibly a joint aspiration can prove which most of the time. You can get a cortisone shot in the joint when they do the aspiration. I find a shot (in arm or buttocks) of the NSAID Totadol gives 80% - 90% relief in 30 minutes for gout but not infection. Either can ruin the cartilage, infection in 2 days, gout in a few months. Get checkd ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my thumb. I'm unable to grasp tightly and the base of the thumb is swollen. I can move the thumb around however. What should I do?

I fell and hurt my thumb. I'm unable to grasp tightly and the base of the thumb is swollen. I can move the thumb around however. What should I do?

Should consult doc: It is is possible that you only sustained a significant contusion/sprain to your hand from the fall, but injury to/at the base of the thumb is a bit concerning for a scaphoid bone fracture. Fracture of other bones in the hand is not as concerning because of the unique blood-supply here : fracture across this bone severs the blood supply. Thus, i recomend seeing doc for an eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more