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Painful Swollen Thumb Joint
I have a swollen thumb at the joint and its very painful and a bit hot. There hasn't been any trauma to it. Any ideas what it could be please?
Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint red swollen,painful, pops uncontrollably when I bend it &often stiff.skin is rough&dry in the area what's wrong?
I woke up with a swollen, red, hot and very painful thumb joint! There was no trauma. How do I know if it is gout, infection or something different?? What tests should be done?
See your doctor: This is something you need to be seen in person about. Gout is definitely a possibility, but there is a whole list of things this could be. I would elevate it, take some NSAIDs if you have no reason that you can't. Call your PCP to be seen today. you may need some X-rays and blood work done to see whats going on and also a referral to a rheumatologist or hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thumb joint is very painful and swollen. Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger. Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.
Which thumb joint : there are three basic thumb joints. If this is at the bottom of the thumb, this is the carpometacarpal joint. It is commonly involved in osteoarthritis. And you may have had some irritation in the joint because of the severe pain. You can discuss this with the physician, there are some splints she can wear, you can have an injection, there are medicines that you can take. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint is swollen red & keeps popping & clicking sound when I bend it. Gotten worse over 5yrs what's wrong?
Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?
Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more
Painful and itchy: There could be so many reasons for that. It hard to make a determination without taking a look. ...Read more
7 weeks ago I fell and hurt my thumb joint.Now it is still painful.It's not a continuous pain though kinda only when I move it,or put pressure on it?
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