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What will physical therapy do for broken thumb

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Restore motion: Pt for a broken thumb will work to restore as much normal function as possible and to reduce as many complications as possible.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not much: Unfortunately there is not a lot of therapy for a gamekeeper or skiers thumb. If it is not severe then a period of splinting for 3 to 6 weeks can be u ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the diagnosis, exam, x-rays and degree of injury. Perhaps none, immediately. Get evaluatied and work with your physician on the need and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not 2 move the joint: U should b sure it is not trapped under adductor, it won't heal. Only an MRI will tell. If in place and not trapped casting is needed 4 5-6 wks, with ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Torn ligaments often require immobilization for weeks. Some require surgery. You will benefit from physical therapy to restore full range of motion ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sunil Hari
12 years experience Pain Management
Gentle PT: Gentle PT/OT, anti-inflammatories, and heat. Ligaments are hard to heal - low blood supply. If this doesn't improve after a month, seek a surgical c ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stiffness, pain, etc: Post-operative hand therapy is a very helpful adjunct to surgery. Hand therapists can address stiffness, sensory re-education, desensitization, streng ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Hand exercises: Some basic hand exercises include squeezing an old tennis ball or racquet ball; and opening the hand with a rubber band (or similar item) around the t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Prescription : These are physical therapy prescriptions. They direct a patient to physical therapy, listing the diagnosis, recommended therapeutic treatments (stretc ... Read More
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A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
May be: But most of the times a steroid injection may be needed to alleviate trigger finger symptoms.
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