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Injured right thumb while playing basketball. swollen, redness around and there is a mild bruise. wrist hurts slightly. what should be done?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See doc: You need to get it evaluated and I would recommend an X-ray. A bruised thumb shouldn't cause pain in the wrist. In the meantime ice the thumb and wrist for 20 minutes 3-4 times per day.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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