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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

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Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Could be infection: The most common thing to happen there would be infection. Ingrown nail is also possible, and it would feel better to lift your nail off the red area if it were from an ingrown nail. It is possible that we can handle this problem on HealthTap. Com if we can see a picture of your thumb. Or you can see your doctor or urgent care center. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen thumb?

Many causes.: There are many potential causes and a good history and exam will helps to determine the answer. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and warm. What can I do to treat this?

Many possible causes: Some local causes of swelling can include gout, arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, ingrown nail, and trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis, tight shoes) have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My left thumb is swollen, stiff, painful to move and painful to touch. Started 2 days ago and is progressively getting worse. Not broken or dislocated?

My left thumb is swollen, stiff, painful to move and painful to touch. Started 2 days ago and is progressively getting worse. Not broken or dislocated?

See doctor: Considering the symptoms you describe, it is possible you have an infection of your nailbed, which could be spreading - also known as "paronychia". You should see a doctor ASAP to get evaluated, as it may require antibiotics or drainage, and could get worse without it. In the meantime, apply warm soaks to your thumb at least 3x/day. If fever, go to ER. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Swollen thumb from hammering. What to do?

Stop hammering: Rest, ice, elevation possibly, and ansaids (flurbiprofen) if tolerated. ...Read more

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I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

Swollen thumb: Syndrome of poliicus ginormus? Unlikley, but you couldhave an infection, gout, tendonitis, arthritis or another acquired condition. Finally there is a real condition called macrodactyly that give enraged tissues but you'd have that form a very young age. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

Find the cause first: Problems can range from tendinitis, infection, arthritis, trauma, ligament sprain, gout, tumor, tenosynovitis either septic or aseptic, systemic fluid retention, tight bandage, and others. ...Read more

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How do you treat a swollen thumb?

How do you treat a swollen thumb?

R.I.C.E.: The best way to treat any swelling is rest, ice, compression and elevation. If the swelling is from an injury I would recommend and xray to make sure you do not have a fracture. ...Read more

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What can be done for a swollen thumb?

What can be done for a swollen thumb?

Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do about a swollen thumb?

What should I do about a swollen thumb?

Get a diagnoses: Swelling is a way the body tells us something is wrong. Figure out what is going on then you can treat it. ...Read more

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How can I make a swollen thumb go down?

How can I make a swollen thumb go down?

Conservative RX: Primary initial care would be icing, elevation, anti-inflamatories and range of motion exercises. If no response than seek care as there is potential for other causes such as infection, arthritis or gout. ...Read more

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How do I make a swollen thumb go down fast?

How do I make a swollen thumb go down fast?

Elevation: I assume there was an injury, if this is the case I would get an xray to make sure there is nothing broken. If you have already done that I would keep the hand elevated and keep the thumb moving. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen thumb that turns hard?

What causes a swollen thumb that turns hard?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb for over 3 weeks now. What could be causing it?

I have a swollen thumb for over 3 weeks now. What could be causing it?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My thumb is swollen and itchy, what could be wrong? My thumb is swollen and extremely itchy and in pain, I don't know what could have happened.

My thumb is swollen and itchy, what could be wrong? My thumb is swollen and extremely itchy and in pain, I don't know what could have happened.

Thumb itching: Your thumb being swollen and itching sounds like a contact dermatitis to something you got on it. Try 1% Hydrocortisone but this may not be strong enought. If this begins to spread then you need to see your doctor. ...Read more