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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Swollen thumb: See your doctor to determine whether it is a bite or an infection. ...Read more
Ice: Best to ice limit use and take anti-inflammatory ...Read more
Ice and Elevation: Ice and elevate your thumb for temporary relief. Determine the cause to prevent the thumb from swelling again. ...Read more
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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