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Why Is My Thumb Swollen
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thumb advice: If it swollen, painful or has reduced range of motion - an x-ray and medical evaluation would be helpful. In the meantime - use ice, rest it and elevate it. Take care. ...Read more
Have doctor look: I hope this isn't an injury or other problem you have waited too long to check. ...Read more
Thumb swelling: Hard to comment with certainty without more detail, but in general after surgery it's not unusual to have some degree of chronic scarring internally that can account for this. Having said that, you should certainly check with whoever put in the screws i.E if it's for a fracture maybe the bone has not fully healed, or a screw loosened or moved etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was gaming for several hours and I woke up with my left thumb bigger than my right. It feels swollen but its not purple or anything. ?
We'll amputate!: Joke! Naturally if you do any activity for a long period it can cause swelling. Your Left thumb is not in as good shape as your Right one. If you are rRght handed it is not surprising that your right thumb can work longer without trouble. Too much gaming, enough to cause physical symptoms is a big sign that you need to back off some and have other hobbies. Don't be a "1 trick pony." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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