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Why Does My Thumb Joint Keeps Swelling After I Pop It
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Pain in thumb joint and lose of motion? Has been going on for 6+ weeks. Swelling a lot and a lot of pain.
Suggest Xray: Especially if you've had any trauma. There are several things that can cause something like this, but if you've had an injury, you would want to make sure that there isn't a certain kind of injury (skier's thumb with stener lesion) at the base of the thumb that if not fixed properly can result in long term problems. ...Read more
I've had a cortisone injection in my thumb joint, four weeks ago i'm still in a lot of pain n swelling.
I was bitten by a dog on my thumb joint (the 2nd joint from the tip of my thumb) a few weeks ago and the pain is not going away. There is slight swelling but no bruising, it hurts when I turn door knobs and grip things, if I pull it hurts and if I manipu
I have a lump on my thumb joint and swelling. Using my hand causes shooting pain in the thumb. Xray normal. Test to determine cause? Type of dr?
Distal phalanx pain in my thumb joint is swollen red & keeps popping & clicking sound when I bend it. Gotten worse over 5yrs what's wrong?
I have pain in thumb joint(closest to nail). Pain on movement and touch, also there is a "popping/crackling" sound on touching joint. Now both hands ?
Needs to be checked: Pain in both thumbs and popping cracking on touching suggest that there is inflammation and cause may be arthritis or something else if there is no history of trauma.It should be checked by your family doctor to make the proper diagnosis anr appropriate treatment.In the mean while you can take over the counter pain med like motrin if you are not allergic and do not have stomach ulcer ...Read more
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?
My thumb joint keeps cracking randomly (it doesn't matter if I'm doing any activity or whatever), how do I stop this from happening? Any excercises?
Joint cracking: Cracking sounds occur when a-bubbles form in joints as they are pulled apart, b-Rapid stretching of ligaments, and other possible etiologies. Old wive's tale of popping the joints, especially knuckles, leads to arthritis or other joint problems. However, medical research has so far failed to conclusively demonstrate any connection between knuckle cracking and long-term joint problems. ...Read more
Cracking: Cracking is normal. Its the release of co@ molecules from the joint. ...Read more
An ip Jtlw fusion: at the thumb tip or an MP joint fusion at the large knuckle typically cannot be taken down and made to move. However if you have had a fusion at the base of the thumb or what is called the CMC joint then at times that fusion and be removed and the thumb stabilized with some type of tendon transfer or inter-position and motion can be restored partially. There are many variables to consider first. ...Read more
RICE: Rest, immobilization, cold and exersice. Thumb joint pain, especially at the base, is usually arthritis. I start with a brace and oral steroids and if pain persists, injections and therapy follow. If i can't relieve the pain and x-rays show arthritis, i will procede with arthroplasty. Surgery consists of removing the arthritic bone and replacing it with tendon. ...Read more
Painful and itchy: There could be so many reasons for that. It hard to make a determination without taking a look. ...Read more
See an orthopedist: How did you dislocate all these joints? ...Read more
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