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I had swelling under thumb . The bone looks little bit swelling...

Hi, I had swelling under thumb. The bone looks little bit swelling. What is this indicates. Do I need to see gp.

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There can be many causes of swelling in the wrist and thumb area, this can be a joint problem, inflammation of the joint or tendon, arthritic changes or from a repetitive strain injury. These are usually treated with rest and medication and occasionally splinting. If this swelling is causing a problem for you we would suggest you see your GP for diagnosis as this will decide what treatment is needed. Hopefully this will help you,

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses