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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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Why is thumb swollen and im still able to move it and it has no pain to it?

Why is thumb swollen and im still able to move it and it has no pain to it?

Hard to tell: Mild swollen due to generalized fluid retention like in nephrotic syndrome, heart failure, end stage cirrhosis, severe malnutrition might not accompany pain. Trauma, infection and inflammation that cause swelling will cause pain. We need to see and do examination to answer your question. A local physician can help you with that. ...Read more

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I woke up with my right thumb swollen and it kind of hurts to bend it's also warm to the touch but I didn't hurt it or anything but I was texting all?

I woke up with my right thumb swollen and it kind of hurts to bend it's also warm to the touch but I didn't hurt it or anything but I was texting all?

Probbably tendonitis: Overuse of tendons causeinflammation. Suggest icing the finger down, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories, and steroid injections or topical application can be helpful. ...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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Swollen thumb from hammering. What to do?

Swollen thumb from hammering. What to do?

Stop hammering: Rest, ice, elevation possibly, and ansaids (flurbiprofen) if tolerated. ...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

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What causes a swollen thumb that turns hard?

What causes a swollen thumb that turns hard?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

Swollen thumb: Syndrome of poliicus ginormus? Unlikley, but you couldhave an infection, gout, tendonitis, arthritis or another acquired condition. Finally there is a real condition called macrodactyly that give enraged tissues but you'd have that form a very young age. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb for over 3 weeks now. What could be causing it?

I have a swollen thumb for over 3 weeks now. What could be causing it?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

Find the cause first: Problems can range from tendinitis, infection, arthritis, trauma, ligament sprain, gout, tumor, tenosynovitis either septic or aseptic, systemic fluid retention, tight bandage, and others. ...Read more

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In what way can I treat my purple swollen thumb?

In what way can I treat my purple swollen thumb?

Purple: Make sure you didn't bang it or otherwise injure it. If not go to doc to check coagulopathy. ...Read more

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My daughter has a swollen thumb I think she's been bitten?

My daughter has a swollen thumb I think she's been bitten?

Swollen thumb: See your doctor to determine whether it is a bite or an infection. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb. What should I get to reduce the swelling?

Ice and Elevation: Ice and elevate your thumb for temporary relief. Determine the cause to prevent the thumb from swelling again. ...Read more

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Hand and thumb swollen and blue without injury. What is going on?

Hand and thumb swollen and blue without injury. What is going on?

Raynaud's disease: I need more info, but based on your description you could have a condition called raynaud's disease, especially if that happens after exposure to cold water and/or exposure to cold weather, this is better discussed with your regular physician.. ...Read more

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What could be causing a swollen thumb if there is no known trauma?

Infection/arthritis: The most common causes would be an inflammation of a joint or tendon, or an infection. ...Read more

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Thumb swollen and bruised for no reason. Should I be worried?

Thumb swollen and bruised for no reason. Should I be worried?

Always a reason: There is always a reason - you may just not remember anything happening to the thumb. If no pain and movement is ok, then you can certainly just watch, elevate and see what happens. If the thumb is bothering you in any way, then you should be concerned and have it checked out. Body parts don't discolor and swell for no reason. ...Read more

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Swollen thumb knuckle that clicks & sore?

Swollen thumb knuckle that clicks & sore?

See MD: Definitely not normal. See an MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I accelerate the healing process of a swollen thumb?

How can I accelerate the healing process of a swollen thumb?

Treat the cause/rest: You need to find out the cause of the swelling of your thumb and treat appropritely with anti inflammatory drugs if it is due to inflammation or trauma. Other causes are infection and gout, which needs to be treated differentl. And rest by splinting may help as well in some cases. ...Read more

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Sudden swollen thumb. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. Can this contribute to my symptom? Thanks.

Sudden swollen thumb. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. Can this contribute to my symptom? Thanks.

Doubtful: PB & J is one of my all-time favorite foods! If you were having an allergic reaction to the peanut butter then I would expect more generalized swelling of the skin, mouth, throat along with itching or hives. Sounds like the two things are unrelated. ...Read more

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What can I do for a bruised/swollen thumb?

What can I do for a bruised/swollen thumb?

Ice, rest, nsaisds: If you have an injured thumb, it should
resolve in a few days with ice, rest, nsaids
if symptoms persist, you might want to
check it out to make sure you don't have
a fracture of a ligament injury. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the pain from a bruised/swollen thumb?

Ice lopcally&motrin: If it is recent use ice locally, and you can take ibuprophen (motrin) or Aleve (naproxen) for pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a swollen thumb from fish gill prick better?

Puncture wounds from: Fish spines in fins or gills can be really serious. A variety of marine bacteria can be at work including streptococcus iniae and aeromonas and no cholera vibrios. You ought to see a doc if the swelling continues or you have fever or chills. ...Read more

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What does a swollen thumb mean? Left hand.

What does a swollen thumb mean? Left hand.

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb with yellow-like puss near the nail, what should I do?

Drain immediately: It needs to be drained. This is what is called a paronychia. If not drained it can turn into a much bigger problem affecting the pulp of the finger called a felon. And untreated felon can affect flexor tendons and cause serious problems. Seek out a doctor to drain it and give appropriate anatibiotics. ...Read more

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Old thumb injury aches/burns up to wrist. Both knuckles on that thumb swollen. Ice/meds temporary relief only. What can I do?

Old thumb injury aches/burns up to wrist. Both knuckles on that thumb swollen. Ice/meds temporary relief only. What can I do?

Hand surgeon: Old injuries can heal but the joints may be chronically inflamed due to the old injuries. Chronic inflammation can result in arthritis. Anti-inflammatory medications, ice, steroid injections, splinting, can all help a symptomatic joint. A hand surgeon can help you with proper injections and followup. ...Read more

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I have a swollen thumb. I just woke up with it. However it is itchy and throbbing but I have a redish line going up past my wrist now?

Reddish line arm: A reddish line associated with swelling in the thumb or hand or a finger can be sign of inflammation and more severely INFECTION. Infection with increased pain and red streaking the arm also know as ascending lymphangitis is s serious problem that needs treatment, minimally antibiotics very soon and at time surgical decompression if there infection in a closed space. CALL YOUR DOCTOR or GO to ER ...Read more

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Hit his hand on outside a sore thumb on inside base thumb swollen hurts to bend thumb- should we wrap it and leave to see if it gets better?

Thumb is important: Thumb is the most important digit in the hand.
my advice have it X ray and if there is no fractured, there is a lot of splint for the thumb to rest it.
do not gamble with the thumb. ...Read more

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Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm area, is it a broken scaphoid, have broke same scaphoid twice before the 2nd time never got it checked out?

Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm area, is it a broken scaphoid, have broke same scaphoid twice before the 2nd time never got it checked out?

X-ray: A simple x-ray of the scaphoid should answer your question... With a follow up one week later if negative to rule out an occult fracture. ...Read more