A 21-year-old male asked:
Sore right thumb for over 3 weeks now. injured playing basketball, swelling has gone away after a week. pain still persists. chances of fracture?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Greenbaumanswered
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 39 years experience
Guess work: My optimistic guess is that your thumb isn't fractured, but it would be better to get an x-ray to be sure.
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Dr. Suzanne Fialaanswered
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes.: Yes. Chance of fracture, or ligament/tendon injury. Three weeks is long enough -get it checked out by your doc or a hand orthopedist. You are young and thumbs are critically important - you don't want to miss an injury that could have long term consequences.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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