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Doctor insights on: Swollen Palm Near Thumb

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Hi I was boxing yesterday and now my thumb and palm is really swollen?

Hi I was boxing yesterday and now my thumb and palm is really swollen?

Most likely soft: Tissue trauma. Playing handball will result in a similar type of trauma until the hand becomes used to the insult. ...Read more

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Below my thumb is swollen on palm with just a little tightness feeling inside and itching.?

Below my thumb is swollen on palm with just a little tightness feeling inside and itching.?

Tenosynovitis: How mobileis the finger? There is concerned about infection or tendinitis. Based on the mobility of the finger and if there's any deficits of motion, we would consider getting an MRI. If the area is tender or red and painful then there is concern about infection, if there's any history of trauma we would be concerned about tendon tears or avulsions. ...Read more

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Joint btw thumb and palm gets super painful & swollen w tiniest effort. Started w thumb's severe accidental turn backwards. Pt unhelpful. What to do?

Joint btw thumb and palm gets super painful & swollen w tiniest effort. Started w thumb's severe accidental turn backwards. Pt unhelpful. What to do?

Splint: Wear a splint that comes over the thumb every night, & a shorter version during the day. Take over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, & if it doesn't improve see a doctor for a steroid shot. ...Read more

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Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Thumb is swollen without injury. It is swollen on the palm side at the tip of my finger. It is not red and doesn't really hurt. Just uncomfortable.

Could be infection: The most common thing to happen there would be infection. Ingrown nail is also possible, and it would feel better to lift your nail off the red area if it were from an ingrown nail. It is possible that we can handle this problem on HealthTap. Com if we can see a picture of your thumb. Or you can see your doctor or urgent care center. ...Read more

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Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

POSSIBLE FRACTURE: THIS IS A TYPICAL INJURY THAT CAN CAUSE A COLLES FRACTURE IN THE WRIST OR NAVECULAR FRACTURE. IN THE HAND BY THE THUMB. GO TO URGENT CARE OR EMERGENCY ROOM TO BE EVALUATED ...Read more

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Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm area, is it a broken scaphoid, have broke same scaphoid twice before the 2nd time never got it checked out?

X-ray: A simple x-ray of the scaphoid should answer your question... With a follow up one week later if negative to rule out an occult fracture. ...Read more

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Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?

Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?

Call Hand Specialist: It sounds like you should see a physician immediately. It sounds like you had a significant hyperextension injury to your thumb and you may have torn some of the ligaments that support your thumb because of the amount of swelling and redness. A doctor needs to check the blood flow to your thumb and assess any possible nerve damage, and any possible fracture/dislocation. ER if high energy injury. ...Read more

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Could a piece of steel wool from a Brillo pad have gotten in my hand? Palm of hand by thumb is a tad swollen but no blood or splinter. Or carpal tunnel?

Could a piece of steel wool from a Brillo pad have gotten in my hand? Palm of hand by thumb is a tad swollen but no blood or splinter. Or carpal tunnel?

Foreign body: The simple answer is yes. Steel wool can easily splinter and get a piece into your skin. If ghat happens you can experience symptoms like you describe. If just sore just watch, if redness and more soreness develops you may need an antibiotic at ghat time. Happy cleaning! ...Read more

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Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained? Btw been 3 days.

Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained? Btw been 3 days.

Indicative of ser--: --ious injury. Must B evacuated by an orthopedic surgeon since it most likely involves serious ligamentous injury that if not treated can't cause lifelong problems.

Get in & B Cn! ...Read more

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Hand and thumb swollen and blue without injury. What is going on?

Hand and thumb swollen and blue without injury. What is going on?

Raynaud's disease: I need more info, but based on your description you could have a condition called raynaud's disease, especially if that happens after exposure to cold water and/or exposure to cold weather, this is better discussed with your regular physician.. ...Read more

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I cut my thumb its a minor cutut and 2days after my whole hand got swollen?

I cut my thumb its a minor cutut and 2days after my whole hand got swollen?

Thumb injury: Minor cuts can lead to major problems and especially in the thumb which is of course of major significance to hand function. Given the history you give one would have to be suspicious of an infection and I would get in to see a doctor soon to make sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thumb and area of hand right below thumb are swollen and throbbing. Have it wrapped and helping.

Paranyxhia: Sounds like infection or inflammation in the tissue around the nail bed. Hot compress and anti inflammatory like Advil or aleve (naproxen) might help. If does not get better or you see any underlying yellow/green color may need to be slit open to drain the pus. See your physician you may need antibiotic also ...Read more

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I fell and landed on my left hand. It's been five days and its still swollen at the base of my thumb. Could it be more then a sprain?

I fell and landed on my left hand. It's been five days and its still swollen at the base of my thumb. Could it be more then a sprain?

Could be: Sprains are likely, but fractures are also possible.. You should see your doctor. If your pain continues. ...Read more

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My pinky in my left hand has been swollen for more than 3 weeks and I also have numbness between my index fingerand thumb as well as on my right hand. What should I do?

My pinky in my left hand has been swollen for more than 3 weeks and I also have numbness between my index fingerand thumb as well as on my right hand. What should I do?

Need eval: These could be two different problems. Numbness my be from carpal tunnel syndrome and should not be ignored. I would recommend an evaluation with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What does a swollen thumb mean? Left hand.

What does a swollen thumb mean? Left hand.

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. No injury. Swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. What could it be?

Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. No injury. Swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. What could it be?

Swelling causality: The symptoms you describe in the face of no known injury best describe an infectious or autoimmune process. With the acceleration you describe, you should see your doctor as soon as possible as a firm diagnosis and start of treatment as quickly as possible is very important. ...Read more

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Hit his hand on outside a sore thumb on inside base thumb swollen hurts to bend thumb- should we wrap it and leave to see if it gets better?

Hit his hand on outside a sore thumb on inside base thumb swollen hurts to bend thumb- should we wrap it and leave to see if it gets better?

Thumb is important: Thumb is the most important digit in the hand.
my advice have it X ray and if there is no fractured, there is a lot of splint for the thumb to rest it.
do not gamble with the thumb. ...Read more