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What Kind Of Doctor Could You Go To For A Swollen Joint In Your Thumb
Likely PCP / Ortho: As a family physician, i would say your primary care provider (pcp) would definately be a good place to start. From there, you may need to see any number of specialists, if your pcp is concerned. These may include an orthopedist, rheumatologist, or infectious disease specialist. However, it is likely most efficient to see your pcp to get an initial evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?
Cervical pressure: This could be related to pressure on your cervical vertebrae , if the nerve is under pressure it could send numbing sensation into your arms and fingers, it is affecting you r side. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon and get it diagnosed properly. Hope you get better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i go to a doctor? Sunday night i closed my thumb in a car door, it bled, there's a cut about a CM long (horizontal) on my thumb nail. It throbbed all night and the next day it felt better but it's still swollen, it still hurts to touch it, and it t
As : As dr. Wint notes, the dark color under the nail is like a bruise. When the nailbed (the area under the hard nail) gets injured, blood gets trapped under the nail. Depending on the amount of bleeding, the area may be large and start to elevate the nail. A very large area will cause the nail to fall off. There can be a broken bone (fracture is the same thing) under the nail. Most of these do not need treatment and heal well, even if they look exploded (comminuted), but should at least be x-rayed. If the fracture is big enough to involve the joint or distorts the bone too much (displaced), it may need further care, such as splinting or surgery. A particularly painful blood collection, called a subungal hematoma, is relatively common after a crush injury such as this. Many people will drain them to relieve the pressure and pain by burning a small hole in the fingernail. In the case of a broken bone, though, this increased the risk of infection, though the risk is still relatively small. There is also discussion about how much bruising to accept before repairing the nailbed. Some people argue that if the bruise is more than half the nail, it should be removed and the nailbed repaired. I disagree. I think the nail is the best "splint" for the nailbed and is best left in place to help mold the healing tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was getting ready to go out and my right thumb became painful. The pad of the thumb is all black and blue, a bit swollen and tingly. 10 minutes ago there was nothing wrong. Do I need to see a doctor?
RightOutOfTheBlk&Blu: Yes, unless your thumb got banged by an invisible painless hammer, you should see a doctor. Of course, a lot more needs to be known about you, like any chronic illness, what medications you take,what types of activities or work you engage in, etc. But at your age a painful blue (or pale) thumb that just comes out of nowhere is concerning and you should make sure your heart and blood vessels are OK ...Read more
I have a swollen thumb at the joint and its very painful and a bit hot. There hasn't been any trauma to it. Any ideas what it could be please?
I was walking when I hit my right thumb knuckle and I felt instant pain and it immediately swelled and now it really hurts. I don't think I broke it or it would hurt a lot worse. I don't think I need to go to the doctor but is pretty swollen and is bother
Finger pain: If you simply hit your finger against something but can bend it, and it was not high velocity with the injury, then likely not broken. Ice it and if not better in one week, then see Dr. ...Read more
I had pins removed from the thumb side of my wrist a week ago, I can't bend my thumb and the ip joint is swollen and red. What is going on?
Infection: Sounds like it is getting infected. Go and get it checked out immediately. ...Read more
Experience intense sharp pain, sudden difficulties moving rt. thumb. looks black & blue in the joint area feeling cold and swollen. what could this be?
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