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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?

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

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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

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 more

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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!

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!

Soaked it: you might start an infection you need to see a doctor for possible antibiotic and good evaluation Try to soaked it in warm water and salt apply triple antibiotic and keep it clean ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bony accessory: Hello, if you feel a lump around the area, bony accessories in that area are very common. And if it close to one of the joints it can cause inflammation and that can give you swelling and pain, see a doctor you might need the bone accessory removed. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Thumb has gone green, swollen and painful to touch. Is this gangrene?

Thumb has gone green, swollen and painful to touch. Is this gangrene?

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