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Doctor insights on: Swollen Bruised Thumb

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What can I do for a bruised/swollen thumb?

What can I do for a bruised/swollen thumb?

Ice, rest, nsaisds: If you have an injured thumb, it should resolve in a few days with ice, rest, nsaids if symptoms persist, you might want to check it out to make sure you don't have a fracture of a ligament injury.

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What can I do to ease the pain from a bruised/swollen thumb?

What can I do to ease the pain from a bruised/swollen thumb?

Ice lopcally&motrin: If it is recent use ice locally, and you can take ibuprophen (motrin) or Aleve (naproxen) for pain and inflammation.

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At MMA last night, injured thumb. Now base of thumb swollen & bruised and feels stiff. Is it fractured? Is it worth wasting hospital time?

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.

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How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

How can you care for a bruised thumb nail?

If you have blood un: If you have blood under the nail it should be evacuated by your doctor to remove the blood.

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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.

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Thumb swollen and bruised for no reason. Should I be worried?

Thumb swollen and bruised for no reason. Should I be worried?

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.

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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.

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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.

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I was pushing something with my thumb. This broke the nail. It is bruised, swollen, throbbing and started oozing. What will help it heal?

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

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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?

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.

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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?

Wrist and thumb inju: ICE, Elevation, compression, NSAIDs. Avoid activities which produce pain. Consider obtaining an Ray and evaluation if u have persistent or increasing pain and swelling of the involved parts

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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.