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Fractured Thumb Joint
I fell and fractured my thumb and some bones in my palm when I was 21. Now at the 32, I have constant pain in my thumb, can't straighten it completely and when I try to there is a tight stretching feeling, and have developed a knot over the thumb joint.
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
How do I treat a dip joint fracture that's not been treated before but has already started to round off? My entire thumb is painful. Thanks.
Fracture: This sounds like you have had an x-ray of the affected limb. If this fracture is in the joint then i would recommend surgery. Otherwise there is a high likelihood that you will get degenerative joint disease. If the fracture is not in the joint then immobilization of the finger for up to 8 weeks should help with healing. Icing the area and taking an NSAID will also help. See your hand specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There's pain in lower joint of my thumb (the part connecting it to the hand. Could this be a fracture?
Complete dislocation of pip joint on 3rd finger, deviated toward thumb. Reduced in under 60 sec, no fracture. Healing time?
I just hit my hand on something hard and immediately my thumb at the joint became slightly swollen and bruised. It's not hurting unless I mash on it. It is a little numb at the joint, but not bad. Is this most likely a sprain, fracture, or break?
Hard to say: It is really hard to say. If you had significant mechanism to have caused a fracture, you might want to be seen, examined, and get an X-ray. If it was a minimal "bump" you might give it 24-48 hours if rest, ice, elevation and if it seems to have resolved let it go but if not better be seen. ...Read more
Tendon/joint: Pain at the level of the metacarpophalangeal (mp) joint without antecedent trauma is most commonly due to trigger thumb. The pain and tenderness is located on the palmar (front) surface. Other symptoms include morning. Another cause of mp joint pain is arthritis. After trauma, causes include tendonitis, sprain, joint injury (cartilage damage) and fracture. See a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis: In the base of the thumb joint. ...Read more
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