A 41-year-old female asked:
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My thumb was pulled all the way back and popped. Feels like it's out of place and hurts when i hit it accidentally.

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Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience in Dentistry
Have it looked At!: I would either call my doctor or go to er or urgent care center to have it looked at to be sure but I use my hands for a living. Hand injuries are not something to "wait & see" about in general. It could be a pulled tendon or ligament and may heal on it's own but let someone that knows make that call!
Answered on Mar 27, 2013
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