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Swollen Bruised Thumb
At MMA last night, injured thumb. Now base of thumb swollen & bruised and feels stiff. Is it fractured? Is it worth wasting hospital time?
Xray for answer: A simple Xray would determine whether or not you have a fracture at the base of the swollen thumb. Direct palpation (squeezing) of the bone suspected to be fractured is also a great clinical way to determine presence of a fracture. gently squeeze injured bone in a grid type fashion with opposing thumb and index finger. If sudden increase in specific point pain-- highly suspicious for fracture. ...Read more
Last week Friday I injuried my right thumb.It was severely swollen & bruised.The swelling is still present & it still hurts. What can I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up to the pad under my right thumb bruised& swollen.I didnt hurt my self to my knowledge.Ive taken ibprophen&ice.It's worse.should I be worried?
Reassurance: You doing right things. Keep ice periodically and take medication as needed. You may see improving in 24-36 hours. ...Read more
Always a reason: There is always a reason - you may just not remember anything happening to the thumb. If no pain and movement is ok, then you can certainly just watch, elevate and see what happens. If the thumb is bothering you in any way, then you should be concerned and have it checked out. Body parts don't discolor and swell for no reason. ...Read more
37 yr male was bending back landscaping material when his thumb bent backwards. Possible dislocation , put back in himself, swollen & bruise what 2 do?
Get a x-ray: You need to make sure it's not broken first! next, the stability of the joint needs to be assessed. If the colateral ligament is ruptured, you will need surgery. Otherwise, a splint for support should be sufficient. It will take 4-6 weeks to heal if it is just a sprain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left thumb has unexplained bruise, is swollen and aches. It happened two weeks ago but went away in 24 hrs. Now it has lasted 4 days. X-ray shows noth?
Im in color guard and had hit my thumb spinning weapon. Its has been 8 hours and the pain hasnt decreased. Theres a bruise and is swollen. Sprained?
Likely: Try ice pack and NSAID to see if they help. It may take a few weeks for you to fully recover. The pain and swelling may get worse in the next 48 hrs . But if it continues to get worse after that period, see your doctor. ...Read more
I was pushing something with my thumb. This broke the nail. It is bruised, swollen, throbbing and started oozing. what will help it heal?
See below: From your description it appears that an infection has set in. Most of those infections are caused by skin bacteria. Levofloxacin 500 mg once a day should clear it. Fortunately the drug has become affordable (average cost of 10 tablets is now $ 8.00). A prescription is however, needed. If you do not start to show an improvement in 3 days then your MD perhaps will order appropriate tests ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jamed thumb four weeks ago it is still swollen painful and bruised went to doc and it's not broke going to orthopedic oct. 6th what could be wrong?
If at the CMC joint-: -of the thumb on the side adjacent 2 the index finger, an ulnar collateral ligament injury is the most common & many don't heal well, especially if not properly Dx'd & treated. Many need an MRI 2 access the position of the torn proximal end, as it can get trapped & unable 2 reattach without surgery. ...Read more
I fell and hurt my thumb its bruised and swollen I can move it but it hurts to grip things and my wrist is a bit sore to what should I do to treat it?
Wed. gym 2 hrs that included hand weights. Aft class saw spasm in pad area under thumb. Now swollen. Few Spasms. Mild pain no bruise. Tx? Gym okay?
Thumb swelling: Can go to gym but don't lift weights with that hand . Let it heal. if not allergic consider motrin 200 mg 2 tabs 3 x a day x 10,days also try kinesiotape on the thumb you can get it in CVS. Ice 5 minute 3 x a day , consider thumb spica splint( CVS) . f/u w/ doc re sprain dislocation may need x ray. ...Read more
Hit my hand between thumb and pointer metacarals, now it burns and is swollen & bruised. What should I do?
Put ice on it: Put ice on it. If the problem persists, see a doctor. ...Read more