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A 28-year-old female asked:

Punched someone.can't bend thumb properly or pick/hold things.was swelling for couple days.swelling gone but hurts to touch just beneath bottom joint?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Sprain vs fracture: The only sure way to tell is with an xray.If its broken, it may need to be immobilized
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
The only way to : Really determine if you have a soft tissue injury, ligament or bony problem is with a physical examination, history and x-ray.

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Last updated Sep 11, 2013

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