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Broken Thumb Symptoms In Children
In thumb spica splint for suspected scaphoid fracture. Pain in entire thumb area while in splint normal?
Yes and no: If the thumb is swollen then the cast may become too tight, yes, if there is no swelling have the cast rechecked, it may need to be redone. In the meantime elevate your hand above your heart for 15-20 minutes to see if that reduces the pain/swelling and call your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is carpal tunnel syndrome common in Young adults? I'm 19 and experiencing pain in the veins of my hands at night
Not terribly: No, carpal tunnel syndrome is not terribly common in young adults, but it is not unheard of either. Patients will usually have numbness into the 1-3 fingers in the hand. Pain in "your veins at night" is not real classic for it either. Consider seeing a hand specialist to discuss likely cause. Be cautious of jumping into getting a nerve test as there can be many incidental false positives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have Trigger Finger/Pain Accompanied w/Arthritis in the middle digit on left hand Which Pain relievers would work the best???
Physis: The physis implies the growth plate. There are 5 different fractures that can involve the growth plate. Some are more serious than others and they often require different treatments. There are fractures that do not involve the growth plate also. A fracture that is not displaced is good. If you let us know the type of fracture, we can help with your question. All the best. ...Read more
Possibly fractured: It's hard to tell without more information. However, if you injured your wrist and not your fingers, black and blue and swelling can be a sign of a fracture. The bruising is from blood seeping down from the injured area, and a fracture is very likely to cause this situation. It is worth having it checked, since some fractures of the wrist do better when treated early. ...Read more
Recent MRSA in knuckle of first finger. Treated, but now I'm left with tingling/numbness in the majority of that arm at times. Any suggestions?
Needs further eval: I'm sorry this is happening to you. You need your arm evaluated because it's unclear if the MRSA knuckle infection is related to the numbness in your arm. I see that you had a right shoulder reconstruction- are your symptoms occurring in the same arm? If so, that would be more of a reason to have your affected arm evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible.: Other fractures -- like skull, rib and long bones are more common. Regardless of the type of fracture, if you suspect child abuse, you should find a way to help that child.If necessary, contact the child's dr, or teacher, or a county child protective services agency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash.Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?
My daughter was diagnosis with a broken scaphoid, 6 weeks after a gymnastics injury. Put her in a thumb spica cast, but her thumb and index finger are numb.
Pain, bruising, edem: Pain, bruising, swelling (edema), numbness due to swelling, inability to bear weight or full weight , iniability to wear a shoe due to to above. Some fractures are rather unremarkable and just require rest and protection while others require casting or even surgery. Get check, get an x ray and sometimes even an MRI is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hand is a 9 for pain in knuckles index to middle to ring fingers. Swelling in knuckles pain in wrist?
Inflammatory arthrit: Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) Arthritis for relief. But more importantly see a good rheumatologist. New onset inflammatory arthritis is possible. Need to check for markers (labs). There are various types of arthritis only an experienced doc can differentiate and indicate the specific treatment. ...Read more
Diagnosis is the: Most important as the location, severity, age, angulation, skeletal maturity, and other injury patterns are the most important. Typically immobilization kids leans toward more is better. Kids heal fast and often stiffness is not an issue but proper positioning and determination of when it is safe to go forward are essential. Thus childrens fractures:best treated by an experienced person. Above all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone suffered a fracture/growth plate fracture in their tibia would they feel walking pain at the closest joint or at the site of the fracture?
Signs..Symptoms..Treatment..Investigation...Prevention of pain n swelling in tragus in case of 8 year children?
Cyst: Sounds like a preauricular cyst. Easy to treat with antibiotics but most likely will need to be removed. See a pediatric surgeon or pediatric ent. ...Read more
Bayonet apposition of complete fractured radius and ulna under arm cast as seen in xray both bones are in parallel position, would it heal?
Yes : As i told you before it would be best if this were treated operatively but yes it will most probably heal but with some loss of function/ length / motion ect also check vit d level as if it is low then healing will be negatively impacted. ...Read more
Severe thumb pain, not able to bend my thumb and it felt as though my joint popped out of place. No previous arthritis symptoms. Thumb injury?
Overuse probable: You would know is trauma occurred, if not overuse or gripping something too tightly, which is much more common than joints moving. See ortho doc, PMR to evaluate and diagnose, then treatment can resolve it. ...Read more
No: Hand flapping is not an expected behavior in children with adhd. When excited, they may briefly jump up and down and possibly flap their hands, but extended hand flapping is suggestinve of some other condition, among them, autism spectrum disorder and stereotypic movement disorder. Persistent hand flapping is not an expected normal behavior at any age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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