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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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I don't know what's wrong, but my thumb knuckle has some clicking and hurts?

I don't know what's wrong, but my thumb knuckle has some clicking and hurts?

Trigger finger: You are describing a trigger finger. The tendon which bends your thumb passes through a tunnel and is getting caught. See an orthopaedic specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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My right thumb hurts, i cannot bend it, or use it. palmdown, left side of thumb knuckle is the most pain?

My right thumb hurts, i cannot bend it, or use it.  palmdown, left side of thumb knuckle is the most pain?

Injury?: It sounds like you should be seen. If you have had an injury or suspect you have an infection, you should go to the gent care clinic or the ER. Otherwise, make an appointment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to misread a thumb xray? My thumb knuckle has been enlarged for over a month from falling on it and I still have pain

Is it possible to misread a thumb xray? My thumb knuckle has been enlarged for over a month from falling on it and I still have pain

Sprain: If no fracture on xray most likely a soft tissue injury. A ligament sprain, capsular tear or tendon injury are possible. Can take up to 4 months for acute swelling from a finger injury to resolve particularly if you are using it. If you have concerns about the reading than take a copy of xray to hand surgeon for evaluation ...Read more

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There a ball bearing size bump in my thumb knuckle where I hit it a month back. I repeatedly hit my thumb and now it hurts when pressed..

There a ball bearing size bump in my thumb knuckle where I hit it a month back. I repeatedly hit my thumb and now it hurts when pressed..

Lump thumb: Could be several things. Maybe you broke it and what you feel is the bone callous forming at the break site. Could be a traumatic ganglion cyst at the joint. Could be a traumatic tendon sheath cyst. Could be several other things. Bottom line you need to see healthcare provider and have this checked out. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have a bb size knot on my thumb knuckle. It hurts to touch it. It will move with my finger so isnt a knot that doesn't move..What could it be?

I have a bb size knot on my thumb knuckle. It hurts to touch it. It will move with my finger so isnt a knot that doesn't move..What could it be?

commonest lesion is: (1): ganglion, but that does not move that much; (2):nor does a spur from arthritis, which is unlikely as you are too young for that; (3): most likely its a skin tag or some growth in the skin, that is movable over the deeper tissues; (4): other uncommon lesions are, fatty tumor, giant cell tumor, nerve tissue tumor, or from past trauma. Should have it off surgically to confirm its exact cause. ...Read more

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How to get rid of callus on thumb knuckle?

How to get rid of callus on thumb knuckle?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more