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Dr. Stuart Hilliard
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Thumb Injury (Overview)

Thumb injuries are conditions including sprains, strains, and fractures that occur when there is trauma to the thumb.


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How do I fix a thumb injury?

How do I fix a thumb injury?

Depends on injury: If you injured your thumb you should be evaluated by a physician. Xrays should be ordered to rule out a fracture. If it is a dislocation then wearing a splint will be necessary. If it is a sprain it depends which ligament is sprained or torn because sometimes surgery is required. Better to get evaluated by an md for hand injuries rather than just wait to see if it heals on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hilliard
88 doctors shared insights

Thumb Injury (Overview)

Thumb injuries are conditions including sprains, strains, and fractures that occur when there is trauma to the thumb.


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What are some of the symptoms that could follow a thumb injury?

What are some of the symptoms that could follow a thumb injury?

Pain, swelling...: Simple thumb injuries, such as sprains, can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. Symptoms should improve over the course of a few weeks. More complex injuries can result in fractures and ligament ruptures (severe sprains) and in some cases require treatment, such as casting or surgery. See your doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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Can having a thumb injury also cause numbness in that upper arm?

Unlikely: All though injuries to the hand fingers and thumb can cause localized numbness, it is unlikely for a thumb injury to cause numbness in the upper arm. If symptoms persist, see your doctor or hand specialists for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Thumb injury--can you tell me what does narrowing of the first mcp joint mean?

Thumb injury--can you tell me what does narrowing of the first mcp joint mean?

Arthritis: Narrowing of joint usually associated with cartilage damage and loss of height of articular cartilage. Could be traumatic or arthritic. If see narrowing on one side and opening up on opposite side with stress x-ray could indicate collateral ligament injury. Can see narrowing associated with fracture involving articular surface. See hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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How do I treat thumb injuries?

How do I treat thumb injuries?

Ice,splint&pain meds: Thumb injuries may be just a bruise or a broken bone, and in some cases there may be a cut or laceration if there is an open wound, it may need dressing or stitches or steristrip etc and teatanus shot if due if bruised or fracture bone than ice locally, splinting and pain meds will help it heal. ...Read more

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How do you treat a repetitive stress thumb injury?

How do you treat a repetitive stress thumb injury?

First thing: The first thing to do is stop doing whatever you're doing that led to the stress injury. For many in this culture, it could be texting, online gaming, etc but there are many other possibilities too. See your doctor for an exam and more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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What is the treatment for thumb injury?

What is the treatment for thumb injury?

Thumb pain: Assess the thumb for range of motion, localization of tenderness, stability, and deformity. An x ray is usually in order to rule out a fracture. If fracture present a hand specialist is needed to evaluate for splinting vs. Possible surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more