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Swollen hand, warm to touch & red

My husband s right hand became suddenly swollen - there is a pain in his knuckle , like a bruise - but no obvious bruise there. It s been like this for 2 days. The back of his hand is warm and red.
Asked On : Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
He may have sustained trauma which may have caused a fracture. It may also be an arthritis where he will not be able to flex or extend the wrist without pain and swelling. He needs immediate Medical consultation.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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hi welcome,

since warm and redness seen there will be definitely inflammatory changes over hand.

it may be due to

-an injury

- rheumatoid disorder
-any insect bite

-never apply hot fomentation now. if available take an opinion of a good ayurvedic doctor

if not possible write to me
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Suhani Sethi's  Response
welcome to hcm
had he had a trauma to his hand
there is also a possibility if insect bite
warmth, swelling and redness are signs of inflammation
try icing over the area to reduce the swelling
simple analgesics can help
consult a doctor if it does not subside within a week
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.There is possibility of some insect bite or some undue pressure on it.Please give him analgesic like acetaminophen or any other which suits him.You can do ice application over the swollen part.In case if you can fine a bite mark,give anti allergic tablet also.In spite of all this if does not feel good then please take him to your doctor.Bye.
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