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What cause a swollen,inflammed thumb.There is no evidence ...

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What cause a swollen,inflammed thumb.There is no evidence of insect bites.
Swollen inflammed thumb can be due to trauma, infection (in the skin, soft tissue or bone), rheumatoid arthritis or other arthritis ( swelling would be primarily at the joints), inflammation of the tendons & insect bites.
Please consult an orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon for eveluation, accurate diagnosis & treatment. Evaluation may include blood work & x-rays.

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