Several things can..
...Cause a swollen thumb.
If you do not have a history of trauma, this list includes stenosing tenosynovits (trigger thumb
, 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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