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I have swelling from thumb up hand and arm. Hurts to touch

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I have swelling from thumb up hand and arm. Hurts to touch and bend wrist ???
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry you are having these pains.

you could be having flair up of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in your thumb and hand and arm

you need to elevate your arm above your heart to reduce swelling

and ice the hand and arm and see a doctor right away

you could have an infection or compartment syndrome or bad carpel tunnel syndrome or bad arthritis of the joints there

you should go to the ER or hospital right away for evauation

do you have a hospital or ER close to you?

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