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My thumb has swelled up and can't grip anything without pain ?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a Dr

From infection to insect bites to rheumatic disorders there are many possibilities.
Somebody has to see it.

In brief: See a Dr

From infection to insect bites to rheumatic disorders there are many possibilities.
Somebody has to see it.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Arthritis

Depending on where the swelling is and absent any trauma or infection, it sounds as though you may have developed some arthritis in the joint of the thumb.
If it is near the wrist junction or the joint just above that area, it is most likely arthritis. You can see your pcp or an orthopedist of orhtopedist specializing in hands. You can be helped. If you think you have infection, get seen now!

In brief: Arthritis

Depending on where the swelling is and absent any trauma or infection, it sounds as though you may have developed some arthritis in the joint of the thumb.
If it is near the wrist junction or the joint just above that area, it is most likely arthritis. You can see your pcp or an orthopedist of orhtopedist specializing in hands. You can be helped. If you think you have infection, get seen now!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Arthritis

Arthritis at the base of the thumb can give the problems you describe.
An x-ray is helpful to see it. It is well treated by a brace for milder cases, surgery for more severe cases.

In brief: Arthritis

Arthritis at the base of the thumb can give the problems you describe.
An x-ray is helpful to see it. It is well treated by a brace for milder cases, surgery for more severe cases.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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