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Swollen Palm Near Thumb
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
What is it when you have pain in the fatter part of the palm of your hand? Like under the thumb? It gets swollen with repeated pressure.
Cut with a steak knife, went all the way through the palm side of thumb. Is swollen, tip is numb, and jolting pain when bumped. Did I damage a nerve?
Likely: Have the laceration evaluated. Go to the er. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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
I hurt my thumb knuckle 3 weeks ago today. The swelling has gone down but my knuckle closest to my palm ls stilll swollen and hurts with touch or pres?
Get Checked: It's time to see an orthopedic surgeon and get checked out. You could have a serious injury. Get checked. ...Read more
Palms swollen in part under thumb and legs swollen on inside next to knee. Not pain, just odd. Do I need to be worried?
Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm, have I broke my scaphoid it hurts to grip and prod the bottom of the thumb, have broke scaphoid twice before?
Scaphoid fracture: I would be very suspicious of a scaphoid fracture. An xray is imperative. ...Read more
After my palm caught my fall, I have a swollen thumb, scrape at the bottom of the thumb and a tender thumb. The fall happened five hours ago. Should I see a doctor?
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
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?
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
I have done something to my hand and I can't move my thumb as it's really swollen it's at the bottom of my thumb when I try to move it I am in pain.?
See details: Then see a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
I woke up yesterday & my thumb was swollen to the point that I could hardly bend it. Today I pins/needles in that hand?
The pad of my hand under the thumb in my right hand is very swollen and painful. It seems to happen quite regularly what could cause this?
You would: Need to see a hand doctor and possibly a rheumatologist to get the answers to your question ...Read more
I was bit on my thumb on my left hand by a cat 2 hours ago now I noticed my thumb is very swollen and very painful. Should I seek medical attention?
Yes: Cat bites are serious medical issues you need to see doctor and get treatment now ...Read more
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
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
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 hand suddenly swelled up, red splotch/ ring where thumb joins hand. Hand feels warm. Should I go to the emergency room? I have been applying ice for 30 min so it does not feel warm right now but still swollen and red
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
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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