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Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Xray: Would begin with an xray to see if there is a fracture. Go to an urgent care center or orthopaedic specialist to be evaluate. Continue to ice and elevate. ...Read more

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Why are my thumbs so short and stubby?

Why are my thumbs so short and stubby?

Natural variation: There is a whole host of variations on size and shape of human body. What you consider short and stubby may be eminently suited for some tasks and vocations and would put you at a competitive advantage. Make the best use of your God given assets and talents. May He bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity! ...Read more

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What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

Carpenter?: Perhaps poor aim with your hammer. Excuse the humor. Many things could be the cause; rheumatoid arthritis, compromised circulation in the area or generally, virtually anything... A visit to an md is truly your best chance to get a serious (non-humorous) and healthful answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the weird tingly feeling in thumbs?

What is the weird tingly feeling in thumbs?

Pinched nerve: Sounds like a pinched nerve, most likely from your neck. See a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon for a evaluation. ...Read more

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My thumbs always lock up. Why does this happen?

My thumbs always lock up. Why does this happen?

Tendon catching: Sounds like you have developed what is commonly referred to as a "trigger thumb". In essence, your thumb tendon is getting stuck as it attempts to glide through its sheath. Can often be remedied with a cortisone injection or surgical release. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have half moon shapes on both thumbs?

Is it normal to have half moon shapes on both thumbs?

Yes.: Yes. The specialty to learn more about the moons on the fingers is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are adults that suck their thumbs?

Can you tell me if there are adults that suck their thumbs?

Apparently: There are many apparently. Sometimes it is a problem as it can cause great consternation. ( i would also not do it in a job interview.) there is the risk of developing an overbite requiring braces to repair it. There is some evidence that if not outgrown it can lead to overeating and even smoking. (cigaretts not digits). ...Read more

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Having pain in my thumbs and having problems using it. What can I do?

Having pain in my thumbs and having problems using it. What can I do?

Overuse: Thumb pain at your age is usually due to overuse tendinitis or less likely laxity of the ligaments at the base of the thumb. Try a thumb spica splint, heat, and advill or aleve (naproxen). If this does not help get it checked out by your doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What would cause my thumbs to have indentions whenever they are pressed or after holding something? It takes a few min before it leaves ?

What would cause my thumbs to have indentions  whenever they are pressed  or after holding something? It takes a few min before it leaves ?

Fluid?: With age ; thyroid, is it fluid build up at end of extremities? If so, would also likely have similar around ankles and would definitely suggest you need to see your dr for evaluation of overall health / heart function, which can be impacted by thyroid, or many other potential issues not amenable to internet diagnosis. See your dr. ...Read more

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Both my thumbs started cracking all of a sudden one day and haven't stopped ever since. I am a 32 year old male and would like to know the cause of by?

Both my thumbs started cracking all of a sudden one day and haven't stopped ever since. I am a 32 year old male and would like to know the cause of by?

Dermatitis/fungal: Your description could be related to a fungal infection or possibly a skin condition called dyshidrotic eczema. The fungal would respond to a topical antifungal and the eczema would require a steroid and possibly a prescription would be needed. Having hands that stay moist, in contact with caustic materials could trigger as can stress when it comes to eczema. You do do trial of each med to see. ...Read more