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What does it mean when my thumb swells up

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What should be done for pain and swelling on the thumb?

Hello, My right hand thumb got hit to my body while doing something and i have pain. It Happened on 31st december. There was swelling for 2 days. But after that i thought the pain would reduce. But its ...
 

What causes numbnes and tingling on tip of the thumb?

My R) thumb tip feels numb and I have been getting a lot of pins and needles in it. It is also a little sore in the area between the thumb and finger. This has been developing over a couple of months ...
 

Is my thumb and forearm pain due to drumming ?

up and down if I use it. It started up after a night at a club when I had 3.5 beers and felt icky ... CANNOT cancel--no sub available--what ya think? Ice? Heat? Couldn't be a clot or something worse like ...
 

Fell on thumb, arms swollen to elbow, thumb not moving. X-ray showed not broken. What else could it be?

msly on his thumb side and stretched the hand as if he were pulling up on his fingers toward his nose. He felt a "zing" up to his elbow when it happened. He is unable to move his thumb - mostly due ...
 

Noticed bumps and swelling on thumb. Hurts to touch. What should I do to get relief?

I struggled opening a jar, and forced the lid into the bottom of my thumb. So a couple of days have past and my thumb still hurts when moving but more concerned about bump, looks like the vein swelled. I ...
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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 ...
 

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? ...
 

Having swelling in the thumb. Suggest

I recently was in a motorcycle accident and broke the IP joint on my thumb... the thumb has been healing well and the bruising is gone and range of motion is at 80% However swelling has now started ...
 

What is the cause of twitching on the thumb ?

What will cause you right thumb to twitch? It s been doing it for a few days and gets worse when I try to use it but it doesnt hurt. ...
 

Hurt thumb,swelling,painful when bent.

i hurt my thumb a month ago playing basketball it hurt really bad at the time and was pretty ... to scoop ice cream for my job their is alot of pain when i exert force on it i havent seen a doctor cause i ...
 

Pain, swelling and stiffness in the thumb. Difficulty in bending. What is happening?

when i woke up yesterday my thumb was hurting, and feels stiff when i try to move it. It is also swollen.I can bend it but not all the way....when i do bend it i feel the need to move it up and down ...
 

Pain, swelling, cracking in thumb. Hurts to move. What is it?

hi im 12 years old and recently damaged my thumb (yesterday) when it happened i heard a crack sort of sound and then is when the pain started as i was walking to ask a teacher (for ice or to go ...
 

swelling thumb

i was told i have skiers thumb and have my thumb in a slint but the swelling of my mcp joint has not gone down after a month can it be something else? ...
 

Thumb swollen, clicks on moving, hurts badly. Possible reason?

I have problems with my rt. thumb for 2-3 weeks now. it clicks when i move it which makes it hurt ... part of my thumb has pain at the base of my thumb to use it, push on it. My thumb is swollen an the two ...
 

Red spot on base of thumb, carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness in thumb. What is it?

Hi, ive had this little redspot on the base of my thumb eversince i got carpal tunnel syndrome 3 months ago from using the weed whacker. No pain in the wrist just complete numbness in my thumb that went ...
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My 15 yrs old son hurt is thumb playing basketball. The thumb is swollen but not hurting. What can i use to get the swelling down
Hello. Thank you for your question. This is a very common injury. The first thing to do is apply ice in the first few hours after the injury. You can expect it to be a bit more painful the next day. We want to use the thumb as little as possible for the next few days to rest it. Within a few days after the injury, it should be fine. If swelling persists without improvement, consult your doctor.
 
How do you when you have a dislocated thumb
The treatment for a dislocated thumb is immediate reduction of the thumb and short term splintage followed by early range of motion exercises.
 
My thumbs are stiff and i have serious pain in the joints. When they are nit hurting they are sore and stiff What is the reason
Hi Ms Leviela, Thanks for your query. You have not mentioned the duration of pain and the various joints involved. From the brief information, you are likely suffering from either osteoarthritis (age-related degenerative joint disease) or, rheumatoid arthritis. Consult a Rheumatologist for confirmed diagnosis and treatment. You can also send Premium query directly to me. Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
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