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Is my thumb broken or are some nerves damaged? i play softball and everytime i hit a slash appears on my thumb and my webbed part of my hand. i had severly hurt it a year ago and my whole thumb was bruised and swollen. it has always been bigger than my ot

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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Another : Another you can and should take in consideration is a ligament injury. For a precise evaluation go talk to a hand surgeon. He or she may suggest a MRI which can help confirm the injury.
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Another : Another diagnosis you can and should take in consideration is a ligament injury. For a precise evaluation go talk to a hand surgeon. He or she may suggest a MRI which can help confirm the injury.
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
From : From your description, it could well have been broken when you hurt it a year ago. I think the first thing you should do is see a hand surgeon. You will probably need an x-ray and a good evaluation by the surgeon.

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