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what is gamers thumb?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Gamers thumb: Gamers thumb implies soreness from overuse due to video or hand held games. It can represent a number of disorders that have regular names including tendonitis, ligament issues, joint soreness. It is not a true signal clinical entity but a name applied to several things.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have "gamekeepers thumb"?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
UCL tear: Gamekeepers thumb is the common name for ulnar collateral ligament tear. It is the ligament on the inside of the thumb.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if your thumb is broken?

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Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
An x-ray: An x-ray is the best way to diagnose a broken bone in any part of the body.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How would you know if your thumb is broken?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Xray: Unfortunately you can't know for sure without getting an xray. See a doctor if you are having pain after an injury.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What besides ice should I put on a dislocated thumb?

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Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Splint: You should wear a thumb splint to immobilize the joint for a period of time. A dislocated thumb should be treated seriously as it is a very complicated and important joint. Therefore, i highly advise that you see a doctor (preferably a hand specialist).
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long should it take for the partially torn ucl in my thumb to completely heal?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
4-6 weeks: Depending upon your health, medicaitons and the degree of tear and injury, it should take 4-6 weeks. This is variable and will be determined by our hand surgeon and therapy.

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