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A 33-year-old member asked:

any ideas why thumb injury hurts more while splinted?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Position: It may be the position of the thumb in the splint, which can be adjusted by your doctor. The splint may also be too tight, if that is the case you need to elevate more or get the splint removed.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why does thumb injury hurts more splinted?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
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 comfortable. One should actually be more comfortable if an injury is immobilized in a splint or cast in the proper position check with your ortho if not better.

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