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Why is my thumb swollen for no reason ?

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Dr Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr Raymond Raven
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Dr Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lots of reasons

Arthritis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome are but a few of the possible reasons.
Another reason would be infection and you don't want to ignore this. See your doc.

In brief: Lots of reasons

Arthritis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome are but a few of the possible reasons.
Another reason would be infection and you don't want to ignore this. See your doc.
Dr Mark Einbecker
Dr Mark Einbecker
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