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Broken Thumb Symptoms
Pain and swelling: Sprains of joints such as the thumb cause pain with motion as the injured structures around the joint are stretched or compressed. Generalized swelling of the joint involved is also a very common complaint. The swelling is bothersome but can be somewhat protective early on in that the swelling functionally limits motion and acts as an internal "brace". Bruising about the thumb is also common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Microtear v. partial: A Grade 1 is the most minor type of ligament sprain, and usually implies microtears. A Grade 2 means a partial tear and is a more significant injury. The final type is a Grade 3 which means a full-thickness tear. Symptoms and signs tend to be higher (more pain, dysfunction, swelling) with Grade 2 over Grade 1. ...Read more
Symptoms of grade 3 rcl tear in thumb? It's been about 12 weeks since I fell and it is still bothering me.
Grade 3 means total-: -tear and immobilized by casting. Some aggressive hand surgeons do primary repairs. Also it depends on if it's Ur dominant hand, & what U do. A baseball pitcher may B treated more aggressively. After 13 weeks only reconstruction can help. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been 7 weeks since I fell and haven't been to the dr yet.
Moderate sprain.: A grade 1 RCL sprain is mild & not associated with loss of the thumb MCP joint stability. A grade 2 sprain usually involves a lot of pain & swelling. There could be bruising around the thumb & possible laxity of the joint. A grade 3 sprain can be very painful, & there is complete disruption of the joint, leading to joint instability. See a doctor for proper Dx & Rx of your thumb sprain. ...Read more
What are symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been over a month since I fell on it and it still hurts to use.
Symptoms at site..: The symptoms at usually at the site of injury, with pain to touch and any deviation of the thumb that pulls on the ligament on the affected side. Ligaments take longer to heal than bone, so usually the area is sore for a few months. The thumb should be protected during the healing phase with a special brace. See an Ortho doc. ...Read more
Swelling and Pain: If your experiencing swelling, pain, decreased range of motion or anything out of the ordinary for you and it lasts more than a few days then get it checked by your doctor. Use the rice method to help- rest, ice, compression and elevation. Your whole hand's function is dependent on your thumb. If your thumb doesn't work, neither will your hand. I would get an x-ray if not better in 3-5 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, swelling...: Simple thumb injuries, such as sprains, can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. Symptoms should improve over the course of a few weeks. More complex injuries can result in fractures and ligament ruptures (severe sprains) and in some cases require treatment, such as casting or surgery. See your doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and swelling: Miranda, A grade two thumb sprain means that the ligament is stretched but not completely torn. As the body tries to heal, it will be inflamed. You will experience pain, swelling, and tenderness. In general, RICE is the way to go: Rest, Ice, Compress (with an ace wrap, but not too tight), and elevate. Sprains generally take 10-21 days to heal. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Thumb started twitching today, you can see it twitch on and off should I be worried no other symptoms ?
Watch and wait: You may watch and wait. If the twitching spreads to other parts of the body or is still there three weeks from now, it would be time to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have sharp shooting pains around the thumb into the wrist. Told it is a symptom of arthritis. Is that true?
Can be: Yes but it could also be the symptom of an irritated nerve. Pain with use, not at rest, points more toward a joint or tendon pain. ...Read more
I just had trigger thumb release surgery but have a symptom that doesn't fit. Basically my thumb is flat... And sensitive.
I don't: quite understand what you mean by a "flat" thumb. Could you be more descriptive? That would be a big help. Thanks! ...Read more
I have sharp shooting pains around the thumb into the wrist and they said it is a symptom and of arthritis but that make sense?
Thumb arthritis : At the basilar joint or cmc joint where the thumb and wrist meets often presents with pain radiation to the thenar eminence the muscles that help move the thumb or along the wrist up the forearm it is a very common problem. Treatment begins conservative with ice, OTC NSAIDs , part time soft splints. And understanding how to modify activity without impacting daily use. If symptoms worsen prescriptions injections and even surgery can help you could find more information by seeing a hand surgeon ...Read more
My little girl hit her thumb on the wall, if it was broke or jammed would it swell or turn blueish? Or could there be no symptoms & still be hurt?
Probably normal: It does not sound like it is anything to be concerned about. If she were to start having swelling or it turned blue, you should bring her to be seen. It is unlikely that it would be hurt with no symptoms. ...Read more
Hi, I have splinter hemorrhages on both thumbs but have no other symptoms. Can this be endocarditis.
Possible - unlikely: Splinter hemorrhages can be a sign of endocarditis, although they will generally then appear with lots of other signs and symptoms. However, they can also appear with various other conditions. In isolation, as you are describing, endocarditis sounds very unlikely but further evaluation may be worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New symptom, trigger thumb shooting pain in tipthumb after (3rd but different corticosteriod) cortisone jab now 8 days, and no improvement?
I have had a dull pain in left arm off and on all day, all the way into my thumb. Im a 50 yr old female, no other symptoms. Should I worry?
More information: more information is needed. Schedule a consult on this forum or see your PCP ...Read more
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