A 24-year-old female asked:
how do i tell the difference between a hyperextended thumb and a sprained thumb i hurt it playing vball & now hurts when pressure is being applied
1 doctor answer
Dr. Laurence Badgley answered
52 years experience General Practice
Same condition: A sprain is an injury to a ligament that holds bones together at a joint. This is likely what you have. Warm soaks and rest can help to heal. Sometimes it an take several months for all the pain to resolve. Avoid repetitious injury by wearing a protective splint while playing.
Answered on Jul 3, 2018
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