Contusion of a blood vessel in the thumb is typically caused by blunt force trauma to the thumb, such as a punch or a hard fall onto a hard surface.
Contusion of a blood vessel in the thumb can be diagnosed using physical examination and imaging techniques such as X-rays or MRI.
Other possible causes of pain and swelling to the thumb may include fractures, sprains, and tendinitis.
Treatment for a contusion of a blood vessel in the thumb may include rest, elevation, and the application of cold or warm compresses. In more severe cases, surgery may be required to repair the vessel.
Contusion of a blood vessel in the thumb is typically not a serious injury and tends to heal well with proper rest and medical treatment. The prognosis is generally favorable.