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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?
Thumb injury.: Best to seek hand surgeon evaluation with possible X-Rays... ...Read more
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 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
I woke up to the pad under my right thumb bruised& swollen. I didn't hurt my self to my knowledge. I've 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
Yes...: If you had injury. Infection will be next possible cause if no injury. ...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
Last night my thumb was forced backwards by a ball; I had instant pain and swelling. Now its swollen, bruised, and painful. It hurts in any position.
X-ray: It is possible you have a fracture. You should have an x-ray and possibly see an orthopaedic doctor. ...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?
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?
I'm in color guard and had hit my thumb spinning weapon. Its has been 8 hours and the pain hasn't decreased. There's 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 more
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
Why does my palm still feel bruised and swollen and my wrist hurts almost a year after surgery? I also have pain that travels down my thumb?
Had an avulsion fx at l thumb ucl insertion, min disp. In a cast for 4 weeks (2 days ooc). It still hurts & is bruised/slightly swollen. Is this normal?
I hit my hand on a chair, and now the area around my thumb and on my wrist is swollen and bruised and very painful.
Hand caught between door jam and dog leash. Pulled hard. Now swollen thumb, cold and tingly, but I can move it. Very bruised. Broke?
No guesses: I am sorry, but unless you have an x-ray there can be no diagnosis. ...Read more
Injured right thumb while playing basketball. Swollen, redness around and there is a mild bruise. Wrist hurts slightly. What should be done?
See doc: You need to get it evaluated and I would recommend an X-ray. A bruised thumb shouldn't cause pain in the wrist. In the meantime ice the thumb and wrist for 20 minutes 3-4 times per day. ...Read more
37 male thumb bent backwards not broken pushed it back into place. Severely bruised and swollen. It seems as if the bruise is moving down arm normal?
If is not broken: It could being dislocated because it bent backward and brusing and the pain there, check it out for possible ligament injury. ...Read more
My thumb jammed into another person, now my thumb hurts when I extend it, bend it, or put pressure on the joint. It is not bruised or swollen
I have a vein that is extremely swollen in my left wrist on my thumb side it is extemely painful when I pick anything up but there is no bruising?
Need more info on u: What is your age? What did you do in the past few days that might have caused swelling of your vein. This doesn't happen spontaneously. What meds are you on. Do you smoke, drink or take recreational drugs. It's important for us to get a complete picture of your health, so we can recommend the best solutions. Complete your patient profile for us. Thanks! ...Read more
I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend. Broken?
Thumb injury: Go to the emergency room to have it checked. An xray can check to see if there is a fracture. They can puncture the top of the nail and relieve the pressure from the blood under the nail. ...Read more
Playing hockey thumb got trapped between ball and stick. Tip of thumb is very bruised, swollen, tender to touch where meets next bone. Best treatment?
Resting: Rest, ice pack and anti-inflammatory. May be you need an X Ray to rule out any fracture. ...Read more
Hit my hand (under thumb) on table and it's bruised, little swollen, fingers tingling, wrist in pain, hurts to touch wer I hit, what could it be?
See a doctor: Trauma can result in contusions (bruised tissues) or fractures (broken bones). An examination is needed to determine the extent of the injury. ...Read more