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Thumb Swollen And Painful
My left thumb is swollen, stiff, painful to move and painful to touch. started 2 days ago and is progressively getting worse. not broken or dislocated?
See doctor: Considering the symptoms you describe, it is possible you have an infection of your nailbed, which could be spreading - also known as "paronychia". You should see a doctor ASAP to get evaluated, as it may require antibiotics or drainage, and could get worse without it. In the meantime, apply warm soaks to your thumb at least 3x/day. If fever, go to ER. Best wishes. ...Read more
The top knuckle on my right thumb is swollen and painful.There is a bb sized lump on the left side of the knuckle.I can't bend my thumb.This seems to happen when I am doing carpentry and using my hand
Osteoarthritis.: The lump you describe is probably a node which commonly occurs at the joints of the hand digits as a result of osteoarthritis. If it occurs at the joint adjacent to the fingernail, it's called a heberden's node; if it involves the middle joint, it's termed a bouchard's node; the one you have has not been given an eponym. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I pulled a hangnail from my thumb.my thumb is now swollen&very painful.I'm putting antibiotic&pain t cream but it hurts A LOT...HELP!PLS!
What might cause the right thumb to become swollen and painful? No injury, pain generates at the base of the joint just above the wrist and, has knot?
I fell off my skateboard onto my thumb, and it's swollen and painful around the joint. It hurts and clicks if I bend it, have I sprained it?
Possible UCL tear: The thumb has in important ligament called the ulnar collateral ligament (ucl). It can tear with sports such as skiing. It is sometimes called "gamekeeper's thumb". Certainly, it could be just a sprain. However, fractures and ucl tears are the most serious thumb injuries. The thumb is pretty important. So, my recommendation is to see a hand orthopedic specialist or sports medicine doc who is comfortable with treating these injuries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint red swollen,painful, pops uncontrollably when I bend it &often stiff.skin is rough&dry in the area what's wrong?
I have trouble opening and closing my right hand my second finger from my thumb is swollen and very painful.and my left hand is also very painful too ?
Get it checked asap.: You will need a medical evaluaton to determine if you have a gangrenous thumb. It could be a pseudomonas infection. It is imperative that you get immediate medical attention for this. Infections of the hands and fingers are particularly serious & can do damage to the internal structures. ...Read more