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Thumb numbness can have many possible causes. This may include injury to any nearby components of the arm, wrist, or hand, temporary nerve compression from arm positioning, nerve root compression in the neck or nerve compression in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome), or even some systemic illnesses. Learn how to get relief.
A swollen thumb may be painful and affect your day-to-day activities. It can be caused by a bacterial infection within the nail, trauma from an injury, or inflammation of the thumb joints. A sprained thumb and arthritis are the most common culprits for a swollen thumb.
Are you experiencing index finger pain and swelling? This condition may occur after a traumatic injury to the hand, a nail infection, or arthritis. A fracture or dislocation can cause bruising and index finger joint pain that will need immediate medical care.
When only one hand is tingling it is usually a sign of a pinched nerve. If the hand is under stress or repeatedly being used in the same position, carpal tunnel syndrome is a likely cause. But tingling in the left hand that suddenly extends to the arm and jaw could be a sign of a heart attack.