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How long will it take for a broken thumb to heal?

How long will it take for a broken thumb to heal?

6 weeks: But will take several more weeks for range of motion to improve after the fracture heals. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of a sprained thumb?

What are the typical symptoms of a sprained thumb?

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 more

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What is the difference in SYMPTOMS of a grade 1 and grade 2 rcl sprain of the thumb?

What is the difference in SYMPTOMS of a grade 1 and grade 2 rcl sprain of the thumb?

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

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Symptoms of grade 3 rcl tear in thumb? It's been about 12 weeks since I fell and it is still bothering me.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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What are the main symptoms of a broken thumb?

What are the main symptoms of a broken thumb?

Broken thumb: Bony pain and tenderness over a region of the thumb, swelling, redness, bony deformity, loss of function. Pain increases with use and with pressure over the swollen areas. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken thumb?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken thumb?

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 more

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Is trigger thumb a symptom for a medical condition?

Is trigger thumb a symptom for a medical condition?

Condition: A trigger thumb/ finger is a medical condition where the flexor
tendon gets caught in a pulley in the hand causing the finger
to lock in a flexed position
it is usually treated with local injections and surgical release
to eliminate the problem. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms that could follow a thumb injury?

What are some of the symptoms that could follow a thumb injury?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain?

What are the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain?

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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What is the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain? And how long does it last? (Rcl injury)

What is the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain? And how long does it last? (Rcl injury)

6-8 wks: Radial Collateral Ligament injuries to the MCP joint usually heal in 6-8 weeks. Be careful not to re-injury thumb. Good Occupational Therapy program can help to maintain strength and mobility while joint heals. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Thumb started twitching today, you can see it twitch on and off should I be worried no other symptoms?

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.
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I have sharp shooting pains around the thumb into the wrist. Told it is a symptom of arthritis. Is that true?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What are the symptoms of broken hand near thumb?

Swelling: Swelling, pain, inability to move, sometimes numbness. Diagnosis confirmed by x-ray ...Read more

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Hi, I have splinter hemorrhages on both thumbs but have no other symptoms. Can this be endocarditis.

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 more

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Symptoms of a rcl grade 3 thumb sprain? 12 weeks after falling, it's still bothering me.

Symptoms of a rcl grade 3 thumb sprain? 12 weeks after falling, it's 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

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Symptoms of a grade two rcl thumb sprain, it's been 7 weeks since I fell on it and it's still painful. Not continuous though. Only certain movements?

Symptoms of a grade two rcl thumb sprain, it's been 7 weeks since I fell on it and it's still painful. Not continuous though. Only certain movements?

Bad Thumb Driver: If you've seen a doctor (hopefully a hand specialist), what did he do?? If not, it's should be immobilized for a while. Tendons and ligaments take a long time to heal, especially if you use them a lot. Try this: get some one-inch surgical tape at Rite Aid and drape it over the joint, tape ends pointing down, like a shawl. Put on a few layers. There! Snug! Feel better? If not, get back to that doctor!! ...Read more

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I've walked in muddy water beside road, I had tiny cut on thumb. I'm scared if flesheating bacteria may have entered in. Wt symptom shud I watchout fr, Plz?

I've walked in muddy water beside road, I had tiny cut on thumb. I'm scared if flesheating bacteria may have entered in. Wt symptom shud I watchout fr, Plz?

Watchful waiting: Thanks for your question. As you mention, you are concerned about a bacterial infection coming into the cut you had on your thumb. Any type of break in the skin can definitely be a source of infection. Generally, if you are otherwise healthy, watch out for redness in the area, swelling, pain, fevers, or any fluid coming out of it. Make sure you washed the area well with soap and water. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a grade two thumb sprain? How does a doctor diagnose it?

Symptoms of a grade two thumb sprain? How does a doctor diagnose it?

Exam: It is primarily a clinical diagnosis, that is to say it is based primarily upon an examination. X-rays are often obtained to rule out a bone injury. An X-ray taken with a stress view can be used in some cases to rule out a grade III injury. ...Read more

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Hand symptom - the muscular part at the thumb side is hurting, but don't know why?

Arthritis: The most common cause of pain in the muscle at the base of the thumb is arthritis. Pain is typically worse with use - especially pinching, turning a key, and trying to open a lid. Treatment is with splinting, medication, and heat. If pain persists see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Sudden swollen thumb. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. Can this contribute to my symptom? Thanks.

Sudden swollen thumb. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. Can this contribute to my symptom? Thanks.

Doubtful: PB & J is one of my all-time favorite foods! If you were having an allergic reaction to the peanut butter then I would expect more generalized swelling of the skin, mouth, throat along with itching or hives. Sounds like the two things are unrelated. ...Read more