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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What can be done to treat a swollen thumb?

What can be done to treat a swollen thumb?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of the swelling is. Pay a visit to your doctor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What can I do to decrease my swollen thumb after soccer practice?

Ice: Best to ice limit use and take anti-inflammatory

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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.