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twisted thumb injury

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
15 years experience Sports Medicine
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 ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on type: Thumb injuries include fractures, contusions, ligament or tendon strains and/or dislocations. Each of these is often treated with a period of some typ ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Try: Pain, motion, strength, sensativity, vascularity, malformation...
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Acute game-keepers: It is a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpal-phalangeal joint of the thumb. It is caused by falling on your hand with the thumb ou ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Not sure: Did you stick it in your eye? Sorry i couldn't resist. Seriously though there is no connection. You may want to get your vision checked.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam and x-ray: Fractures and ligament tears are very common injuries. An x-ray is obtained to check for a fracture and if none is found, a physical exam is performed ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
See a doctor: See a hand specialist. Thumb is very important, and should not be neglected.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
35 years experience Family Medicine
Ice: Ice decreases swelling, bleeding/bruising, and pain. Unless it was a very large hammer or you are exceptionally strong, the chance of a fracture is m ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Xray: You would need an examination by a hand surgeon and an xray to make the diagnosis and then come up with the appropriate treatment. With no other info ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Give it time: There is nothing we know of that will speed recover of injuries. I would recommend the typical which is keep the finger moving to prevent stiffness, y ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Thumbs up.: Described as any traumatic event involving the thumb. The trauma might include but not be limited to skin, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bloo ... Read More

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