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My 9 year old daughter fell and her scooter landed on her thumb took her for a X-ray and the doctor said it was all fine but now she has got a clickin?

My 9 year old daughter fell and her scooter landed on her thumb took her for a X-ray and the doctor said it was all fine but now she has got a clickin?

A normal x-ray: doesn't always mean "all fine", just that there's no apparent bone fracture or joint dislocation. The fingers are very complicated structures with small muscles, tendons and ligaments. If these are swollen, injured or out of alignment, they can cause pain, swelling, popping, clicking & other issues. I suggest that you take her to her pediatrician for follow up. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Hammered thumb. Full range of motion with no pain. Pain only when press against bruise. (dull pain) should I wait 2-3 days or get an X-ray now?

Hammered thumb. Full range of motion with no pain. Pain only when press against bruise. (dull pain) should I wait 2-3 days or get an X-ray now?

Wait: Ice thumb if less than 48 hrs since initial injury. Do 15 mins on/off 4x/day x 2 days. If worse after 2 days, go see doctor. If skin broken, go see doctor for tetanus shot asap unless you know you had one within past 9 years. ...Read more

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58 yr old osteoarthritis had fx did not show on X-ray on thumb (fell and braced fall with outstretched hand) 1 year ago pain now whole thumb and down?

58 yr old osteoarthritis had fx did not show on X-ray on thumb (fell and braced fall with outstretched hand) 1 year ago pain now whole thumb and down?

Thumb arthritis: Not sure what the question is here , but could develop post-traumatic arthritis after a fracture, particularly if untreated. You should see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays. Bracing, meds, injections, or potential surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Osteo or ra? Neg. Blood test 1 yr ago. Neg x-ray. Swelling, pain & redness in thumb joints worse now.

Osteo or ra? Neg. Blood test 1 yr ago. Neg x-ray. Swelling, pain & redness in thumb joints worse now.

See below: You have listed in your list of conditions scleroderma and sarcoidosis---either of which can cause your symptoms. Things can change in a year. Consider being reevaluated. ...Read more

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Fell this morning while running. Mild pain in wrist/thumb area. Can move fingers and wrist freely. Little swelling. Do i need an x-ray?

Fell this morning while running. Mild pain in wrist/thumb area. Can move fingers and wrist freely. Little swelling. Do i need an x-ray?

A good idea: Many minor wrist sprains can lead 2 a fracture of the navicular. Many times it will b more evident on an orthopedic exam, then x-rays may or not b done. True early images of occult navicular fractures r not positive, but if an orthopedic surgeon feels strongly about the findings a cast 4 +/- 2 wks.And then new images with the cast off will show the fx.Due 2 bone absorption in the perifracture erea. ...Read more

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Left wrist weakness with no tingling/numbness. Pain/discomfort when wrist is rubbed at base of the thumb and when bent. Emg, X-ray and MRI are normal.

Still can be nerves: Even a mild case of carpal tunnel can be bothersome and sometimes elude emg. Also may be nothing. Your radial sensory nerve is right at the location you describe and sits right on top of that bone. Truth is, I have the same problem as you. It's like hitting your funny bone. ...Read more

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About 3/4 months ago I was taken to A&E with a suspected scaphoid fracture I was seen by 2 doctors and was put in a thumb spica (not a cast) for 10 days because they suspected the scaphoid was broken. I later had another appointment for an X-ray to decid

About 3/4 months ago I was taken to A&E  with a suspected scaphoid fracture I was seen by 2 doctors and was put in a thumb spica (not a cast) for 10 days because they suspected the scaphoid was broken. I later had another appointment for an X-ray to decid

Varies: Scaphoid fractures are often difficult to fully assess with X-ray. Often a ct scan or MRI is used if someone has persistent pain and X-rays look ok. Sometimes rather than doing a lot of initial studies, we will treat a patient in a splint if they have an exam and X-rays could be consistent with a scaphoid fracture, but then dc their splint if their exam and X-ray normalize. ...Read more

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