The top of my right hand has been swollen for 4 weeks now. 3 weeks ago it was x-rayed to make sure it was not broken. Since then I have been on Naproxen and Codeine with a splint on my hand. It has not changed and now my thumb tip is numb. I do have Parkinson s could this be a symptom?
Parkinson's disease is not commonly related to swelling of the hand. The swelling is related to accumulation of the liquids, usually due to an infection. I suggest to do a complete blood count for further evaluation to detect an infection in the system. Meanwhile, I suggest using anti inflammatory medications such as Naproxen to relieve the inflammation.
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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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