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Doctor insights on: Swollen Thumb Knuckle

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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Thumb knuckle swollen -- what to do?

Thumb knuckle swollen -- what to do?

Thumb: Hitting thumb and compressing joint can cause pain and swelling and restricted motion. Treat with rest , ice, compression(wrap) and elevate if throbbing. ...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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I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

Swollen thumb : Syndrome of poliicus ginormus? Unlikley, but you couldhave an infection, gout, tendonitis, arthritis or another acquired condition. Finally there is a real condition called macrodactyly that give enraged tissues but youd have that form a very young age. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

Find the cause first: Problems can range from tendinitis, infection, arthritis , trauma, ligament sprain, gout, tumor, tenosynovitis either septic or aseptic, systemic fluid retention, tight bandage, and others. ...Read more

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How can I accelerate the healing process of a swollen thumb?

How can I accelerate the healing process of a swollen thumb?

Treat the cause/rest: You need to find out the cause of the swelling of your thumb and treat appropritely with anti inflammatory drugs if it is due to inflammation or trauma.Other causes are infection and gout, which needs to be treated differentl.And rest by splinting may help as well in some cases. ...Read more

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Sudden swollen thumb. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. Can this contribute to my symptom? Thanks.

Sudden swollen thumb. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. Can this contribute to my symptom? Thanks.

Doubtful: PB & J is one of my all-time favorite foods! If you were having an allergic reaction to the peanut butter then I would expect more generalized swelling of the skin, mouth, throat along with itching or hives. Sounds like the two things are unrelated. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen thumb?

What causes a swollen thumb?

Many causes. : There are many potential causes and a good history and exam will helps to determine the answer. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more

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How do you treat a swollen thumb?

How do you treat a swollen thumb?

R.I.C.E.: The best way to treat any swelling is rest, ice, compression and elevation. If the swelling is from an injury i would recommend and xray to make sure you do not have a fracture. ...Read more

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What can be done for a swollen thumb?

What can be done for a swollen thumb?

Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do about a swollen thumb?

What should I do about a swollen thumb?

Get a diagnoses: Swelling is a way the body tells us something is wrong. Figure out what is going on then you can treat it. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen thumb that turns hard?

What causes a swollen thumb that turns hard?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more