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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.

Possible contusion: Sounds like a contusion or bruise. But what might appear to be a simple force could be enough to sprain a joint or break a bone. Be sure to see your doctor for an evaluation and possibly x-rays. Just to be sure. ...Read more

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Injured right thumb while playing basketball. Swollen, redness around and there is a mild bruise. Wrist hurts slightly. What should be done?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Check for mallet: If it is the distal joint, the extensor tendon may be injured. If the finger doesn't straighten, or continue to hurt, make sure tendon and/or ligaments are not damaged. Use splint to avoid movement until checked. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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