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Doctor insights on: Swollen Thumbs

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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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How can I make a swollen thumb go down ?

How can I make a swollen thumb go down ?

Conservative RX: Primary initial care would be icing, elevation, anti-inflamatories and range of motion exercises. If no response than seek care as there is potential for other causes such as infection, arthritis or gout. ...Read more

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How do I make a swollen thumb go down fast?

How do I make a swollen thumb go down fast?

Elevation: I assume there was an injury, if this is the case i would get an xray to make sure there is nothing broken. If you have already done that i would keep the hand elevated and keep the thumb moving. ...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

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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