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Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Common spot for OA: The basal thumb joint is a common spot for osteoarthritis of the hand. At age 30, you are young for that diagnosis, but osteoarthritis is a common problem at that location. ...Read more

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Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Xray: Would begin with an xray to see if there is a fracture. Go to an urgent care center or orthopaedic specialist to be evaluate. Continue to ice and elevate. ...Read more

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What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

What causes thumbs to swell repeatedly?

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

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What would cause my thumbs to have indentions whenever they are pressed or after holding something? It takes a few min before it leaves ?

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

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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?

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

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What cause nodules on thumbs?

What cause nodules on thumbs?

Couple of things: Somewhat common is a ganglion cyst (small collection of concentrated joint fluid). Gouty tophus, or maybe a bone/cartilage cyst, or bone spur can form "nodules" on the thumb area. If it is bothersome to you, i suggest getting evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes broad thumbs in people?

What causes broad thumbs in people?

Various: It can come from various reasons including that in some people it is normal for them. ...Read more

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My thumb won't bend and is kinda blue green what is wrong with it ?

My thumb won't bend and is kinda  blue green what is wrong with it ?

Trauma?: Blue green coloration might suggest bruising. If one of the joints doesn't bend - would recommend medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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When someone squeezes my thumbs, it is sensitive on both of my thumbnails. What causes this?

When someone squeezes my thumbs, it is sensitive on both of my thumbnails. What causes this?

Fingertips and thumb: Have very sensitive nerve endings at their tips and below the nails. In general the thumb can be more sensative than other fingers that's why years past you may have heard of thumb screws which were not nice things. Of course there are many conditions that can raise the level of finger or thumb tip sensitivity. And if there are other issues such as numbness or change in color or circulation. ...Read more

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My thumb is blue and green and the top is bent up and if I try to stretch it hurts it wont bend either but it moves sideways what is wrong with it ?

My thumb is blue and green and the top is bent up and if I try to stretch  it hurts it wont bend either but it moves sideways what is wrong with it  ?

12 years old: Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

Trauma most common: Injury would be the most common cause. It can be caused by infections around the nail (paronychia) or rarely by tumors under the nail. It is difficult to be any more precise than this without examining your thumb. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a numb thumb?

What could be the cause of a numb thumb?

Multiple: Multiple causes from trauma to the tumb, trama to the median nerve, carpel tunnel syndome, a slipped disc in the neck, etc. If it persists get it checked out. ...Read more

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