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The Huns Thumbs Up
Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?
Natural variation: There is a whole host of variations on size and shape of human body. What you consider short and stubby may be eminently suited for some tasks and vocations and would put you at a competitive advantage. Make the best use of your God given assets and talents. May He bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity! ...Read more
Carpenter?: Perhaps poor aim with your hammer. Excuse the humor. Many things could be the cause; rheumatoid arthritis, compromised circulation in the area or generally, virtually anything... A visit to an md is truly your best chance to get a serious (non-humorous) and healthful answer. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. The specialty to learn more about the moons on the fingers is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). ...Read more
Apparently: There are many apparently. Sometimes it is a problem as it can cause great consternation. ( i would also not do it in a job interview.) there is the risk of developing an overbite requiring braces to repair it. There is some evidence that if not outgrown it can lead to overeating and even smoking. (cigaretts not digits). ...Read more
What would cause my thumbs to have indentions whenever they are pressed or after holding something? It takes a few min before it leaves ?
Fluid?: With age ; thyroid, is it fluid build up at end of extremities? If so, would also likely have similar around ankles and would definitely suggest you need to see your dr for evaluation of overall health / heart function, which can be impacted by thyroid, or many other potential issues not amenable to internet diagnosis. See your dr. ...Read more
Both my thumbs started cracking all of a sudden one day and haven't stopped ever since. I am a 32 year old male and would like to know the cause of by?
Dermatitis/fungal: Your description could be related to a fungal infection or possibly a skin condition called dyshidrotic eczema. The fungal would respond to a topical antifungal and the eczema would require a steroid and possibly a prescription would be needed. Having hands that stay moist, in contact with caustic materials could trigger as can stress when it comes to eczema. You do do trial of each med to see. ...Read more
R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: It depends on the type of thumb fracture that you have. Some require immobilization only, others are best served with fixation with pins or plates and screws. If you have a thumb fracture, please see an orthopedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure your fracture is treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injury?: Can't explain this other than injury or overuse of the thumb (video game enthusiasts get this a lot). Using the thumb to text can do it as well. Look into what, if any, overuse activities with the thumb you might be doing. ...Read more