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What does it mean when my thumb swells up

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What causes swelling on thumb?

. I woke up this morning with a lot of swelling in my left thumb with restricted movement. I called ...Hi, Last Thursday I had swelling in the back of my right hand and went to a walk in care in my ...
 

What causes redness and swelling on the thumb?

I am XXXX 41 yrs of age. The upper portion of my thumb of left hand has been swelled, redish and very painful, which developed by 3 days. No pus is visible but the finger has been hard and tough ...
 

What causes a swollen bruise on the thumb?

I woke up this morning to swelling and a tiny hint of a bruise on my left thumb ... concerned as I have no idea what this could be. Can you get a blood clot in your thumb near the tip/joint? ...
 

Suggest treatment for numbness and pain in thumb

I have both RA and OA. However, my left thumb will suddenly (as in all is well before I sleep and far from well when I awake) swell, stiffen, become tender to the touch and movement is inordinately ...
 

What are the symptoms of thumb injury?

fell down on my thumb - there is no swelling and I can move it. Can it hurt your thumb? It is made of light plastic. How heavy does something have to be to hurt your thumb if it fell on it? ...
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What is the treatment for thumb swelling?

Hi, My thumb on my left hand has been hurting for a couple of days. The right side of it is swollen, it hurts when I put pressure on it, also it hurts when I touch. It is red and I m kind of freaked out ...
 

Suggest cure for swelling in thumb

expected it to be a bloody mess when I removed my glove, but there was no blood or wound at all. What ...I was stabbed by a large blackberry thorn in the lower digit of my thumb about 4 weeks ago ...
 

What causes red thumbs?

Hi..I m having an issue trying to figuer out why my thumbs turned red out of nowhere...my thumbs dnt hurt me or appears to be swelling...the stains fade away when I press against them but appears ...
 

Suggest a treatment for bruised thumb

a vein or something started to swell up and it had a huge pulse. I get nauseous when it comes to blood ...I was straightening my hair and my inner thumb, where it bends, popped really loud. I felt it more ...
 

What causes swelling and pain in thumb?

My thumb is twice as big as it should be, my nail and parts of my thumb are purple, it is totally useless and hurts like a bitch and when I move my wrist I feel like screaming in pain. Do you think I have ...
 

What is the cause of shoulder pain and the swelling in the thumb?

that my left thumb hurt when I bent it and it was swelled. I then started to have pain in my left shoulder .... I also still have pain and swelling in my thumb. Could this be arthritis? ...
 

Suggest treatment for swelling and numbness in thumb

thumb. It is swelling and I can t feel anything but pressure, what do I do? ..., severe chronic sinusitis, sho grins disease, leaky guy syndrome, and plenty of others. And sometimes when ...
 

What causes appearing of swollen vein on thumb?

Yesterday a swollen vein appeared suddenly (I didnt knock it) on the side of my thumb. It was hot and painful to touch and felt sore when I moved my thumb. After several hours the swelling went down but now I ...
 

Suggest treatment for swollen and painful thumb

I have hand cramps, in my thumb muscles this happens when ever holding a pen a paint roller for a while not long maybe 5-10 and it will start to cramp and sometimes even swell. I used to be a server ...
 

What could swelling on thumb spreading to back of hand and forearm mean?

Hi I woke up with a swollen thumb yesterday swelling spread to the lower part of my thumb and the to the back of my hand. When I woke up now the same thing has happend to my other thumb, also have a swelling ...
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What could be the cause of a resting thumb twitch that occurs intermittently only when drinking alcohol?
Alcohol is instigating the nerve or the muscle supplying that particular thumb
 
My thumb hurts really bad and there is no swelling or bruising what could it be
Thanks for contacting HCM. You are concerned about pain in your thumb not associated with swelling or bruising. The most likely thing that would cause an 18 year old to have pain in the thumb is tendonitis. This is from overuse of the thumb. It can be treated with ibuprofen and rest.
 
Hey I sprained my thumb about 3 weeks ago. I got most of the swelling out but what should I do about the pain when moving it too far? I have football game soon.
Hi It is better to rule out a fracture if you have more swelling and pain. In case of sprain you can apply ice. Splint the thumb.can use frog splint for that. Thanks
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