Pain In The Big Toe Due To Bumping?

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since 2015 I sometimes experience severe pain if my thumb nail hits or gets hit by something. But lately, the pain is getting worse even if it’s only in contact with non-hard objects. Or even if the cold water when taking a shower it hurts and hurts from the nails to the thumbs of my hands. Then a few days ago I noticed that there was a speck of bruise under my fingernail, precisely at the crescent round part of my thumb nail. How’s that?

1 Answer:

Hi St. Hartina,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

If it is true that the pain you are experiencing in your thumb is accompanied by a discoloration resembling a bruise, then this could be due to inflammation of the finger and nail after an injury. Oftentimes, injuries to fingers and nails are not caused by obvious accidents, but can occur as a result of impacts during unconscious daily activities, such as washing, closing doors, and so on. This injury can cause blood vessels to burst under the skin, resulting in bruising. Furthermore, post-injury inflammation can cause pain, redness, and swelling of the fingers and nails.

However, if you believe you have no previous history of injury, then it is also possible that the complaints you are experiencing arise from other causes, for example:

Rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis due to autoimmune disorders) Gouty arthritis (arthritis due to high uric acid) Insect bites Infections, eg due to folliculitis, impetigo, Herpes zoster Clavus (fish eye) Irritant contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with irritating substances, such as detergents) Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) Buerger's disease (thromobangitis obliterans) Burns, etc. If the pain is intense enough, you should immediately see a doctor. The doctor may also recommend that you undergo supporting tests, such as laboratory or laboratory tests. X-rays to evaluate possible causes of your pain. If necessary, you may also be referred to the right specialist to get the best treatment.

Always pay attention to the position of your body in the activity so that there is no unconscious injury. Protect the finger that hurts, for example when doing activities that involve the hands. Compress the sore finger using warm water while taking paracetamol medicine so that the pain improves. Do a healthy diet to prevent gout.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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