Hi, this could be tenosynovitis which is inflammation of sheath that surrounds the tendon. Do you have history of injury? Try anti inflammatory drugs along with antibiotics for 5 days and in case no relief is seen, do consult doctor. Better use crepe bandage for immobility.
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I had this! My orthopedic doc showed me that I was holding my pens too tightly. I teach writing and had a death-grip on the pens I was using to correct papers. He suggested I switch to fat pens and pens with soft wraps. I did and the pain/swelling disappeared over a short time.
I had a ganglion cyst when I was younger. I don&amp;#39;t remember any injury that could have caused it, just extremely painful. Started as a small swollen lump and eventually got so bad I couldn&amp;#39;t close my fist. My doctor refused to treat for a long time said it was mild arthritis (I was 12!). I finally got it surgically removed when I was 15. No pain since.
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