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Swollen Thumb Joint or Knuckle Causes, Remedies, and Treatments
Telephone , fax , e-mail ac. All rights reserved This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Metacarpophalangeal MP joint injuries and dislocations of the fingers and thumb are not uncommon. They can be classified directionally as either being volar or dorsal, and are further categorized as incomplete, simple complete or complex complete. Complex dislocations are described as dislocations that are irreducible and often require surgical intervention.
Treatment for thumb swelling depends on its cause. Some causes are benign and can be treated at home. Others are more serious and require prompt medical treatment. Home remedies Apply heat and cold to help alleviate swelling caused by mild thumb injuries and arthritis.
Arthritis of the Thumb Cause Any strong force that bends the thumb backwards, away from the palm of the hand, can stretch or tear the ulnar collateral ligament. This most often occurs by falling onto an outstretched hand. Sprained thumbs are also common in skiers and in athletes who participate in sports that involve catching and throwing a ball, like football, baseball, and basketball. Symptoms Depending on the severity of the sprain, pain may or may not occur at the time of the injury. You may have bruising, tenderness, and swelling around the base of your thumb, near the palm.