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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Thumb injury: A common thumb injury from hyperextension at the mcp joint is a collateral ligament injury. There are different degrees, from a mild stretch to a comp ... Read More
Dr. Michael Adams
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
How long?: Depending upon how long your symptoms have been present, and what you have done so far to treat the pain, a visit to a specialist may be in order. Th ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Injury thumb: Thisis a common injury that skiers get. It occurs from a fall on an outstretched thumb that hyperextends at the mcp joint. Chronically if not treated ... Read More
Dr. Mark Rekant
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mechanism of injury: Classic way to injury a thumb ligament is thumb vs ski pole.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need exam: You need to be examined by an experienced orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon.Ulnar collateral ligament injuries occur commonly @ the metacarpal- phala ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need exam: An examination by an ORS( or a hand specialist )will give you your answer most likely. Differential diagnosis not knowing your age or injury mechanism ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray for answer: A simple Xray would determine whether or not you have a fracture at the base of the swollen thumb. Direct palpation (squeezing) of the bone suspected ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Thumb Pain: You very likely injured ligaments or may have a fracture. You need to get your thumb examined by a medical professional.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Arthritis: Narrowing of joint usually associated with cartilage damage and loss of height of articular cartilage. Could be traumatic or arthritic. If see narrowi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Not sure: Possibly the splint is not applied properly or in correct position. If it for a fracture, perhaps a well padded thumb spica cast might be more comfo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: See a hand specialist or orthopedist who is good with hand issues and for rehab, pt and ot can help.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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 ... Read More

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