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Broken Thumb Symptoms
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: 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
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
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
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
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