A 46-year-old female asked:
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i fell and hurt my thumb its bruised and swollen i can move it but it hurts to grip things and my wrist is a bit sore to what should i do to treat it?

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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Wrist and thumb inju: ICE , Elevation, compression , NSAIDs . Avoid activities which produce pain . Consider obtaining an Ray and evaluation if u have persistent or increasing pain and swelling of the involved parts
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen : I would be seen and have it x-rayed. You want to make sure that you don't have a fracture because if you do, it needs to be treated appropriately. A scaphoid fracture is one example of an injury that may seem to ininitially feel better after the initial injury but can go on to a non- Union if not treated correctly.
Answered on Aug 30, 2016
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Ice and elevation: Use ice and elevate. If pain and bruising persists, i would recommend getting a hand xray.
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Sure it could: Or other fx around the thumb or a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb joint (mcpj) you need to go see a doctor.
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I would get: Examined by your regular doctor or orthopedic doctor. That's my advise.
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