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Why is my thumb swollen and i can't bend it? I need some advice.

Why is my thumb swollen and i can't bend it? I need some advice.

Unclear : If your thumb is swollen and not able to be bent you need to see your doctor. Did you fall on it.? Do you have some type of inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. ? See your doctor as soon as possible and make sure you get it xrayed if not done already. ...Read more

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Why is my thumb swollen for no reason ?

Why is my thumb swollen for no reason ?

Several things can..: ...Cause a swollen thumb. If you do not have a history of trauma, this list includes stenosing tenosynovits (trigger thumb), tendonitis, degenerative arthritis, gouty arthritis, rheumatologic conditions, and infection. If the swelling last for more than a few days, i strongly urge you to see a board certified hand surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen thumb?

What causes a swollen thumb?

Many causes. : There are many potential causes and a good history and exam will helps to determine the answer. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more

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How do you treat a swollen thumb?

How do you treat a swollen thumb?

R.I.C.E.: The best way to treat any swelling is rest, ice, compression and elevation. If the swelling is from an injury i would recommend and xray to make sure you do not have a fracture. ...Read more

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What can be done for a swollen thumb?

What can be done for a swollen thumb?

Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to ring wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do about a swollen thumb?

What should I do about a swollen thumb?

Get a diagnoses: Swelling is a way the body tells us something is wrong. Figure out what is going on then you can treat it. ...Read more

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How can I make a swollen thumb go down ?

How can I make a swollen thumb go down ?

Conservative RX: Primary initial care would be icing, elevation, anti-inflamatories and range of motion exercises. If no response than seek care as there is potential for other causes such as infection, arthritis or gout. ...Read more

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How do I make a swollen thumb go down fast?

How do I make a swollen thumb go down fast?

Elevation: I assume there was an injury, if this is the case i would get an xray to make sure there is nothing broken. If you have already done that i would keep the hand elevated and keep the thumb moving. ...Read more