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Suggest treatment for swelling around the thumb along with stiffness

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Dr. T Shobha Deepak

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Posted on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: swelling around thumb , after cleaning fish tank , no redness or pain, but some stiffness.
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak 1 hour later
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There is no cause for concern

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Dear Ms

In the absence of redness or swelling there is no cause for concern. Cleaning of fish tank requires repeated finger movements which can cause musculoskeletal stiffness. Normal X ray is again very reassuring . Local application of hot water fomentation will reduce the stiffness.

DO get back to me if you need any further assistance , will be glad to assist you

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Dr Shobha
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