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I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?

I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?

What kind?: If it is not dislocated, then splinting the thumb may do the job. However, it needs be adjusted if there is any non-alignment. An uncomplicated takes about 6 weeks to heal but you should really consult an orthopedist to avoid ending up with a malformed finger particularly the thumb. Better be safe than be sorry. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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My thumb joint keeps hurting?

My thumb joint keeps hurting?

Thumb pain: Are you doing a repetitive activity that keeps irritating or adds pressure to your thumbs? Early side for arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes thumb joint and wrist pain?

What causes thumb joint and wrist pain?

Can be: Numbness and tingling is commonly nerve related, and the ulnar nerve supplies sensation to the small and part of the ring fingers. It can be injured at the elbow, in the forearm, or within the palm. Pain at the elbow / forearm / wrist after a fall can be due to ligamentous or bony injury. Early evaluation which should include xrays in important, preferably by an orthopaedic or hand specialist. ...Read more

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Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Swollen pain red when pressed thumb joint causes?

Thumb pain: Infection, inflammation, foreign body reaction. Should have it evaluated as your thumb is very important to have. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Will I have to spend time off school if I have a thumb joint fusion?

Will I have to spend time off school if I have a thumb joint fusion?

Depends: Is it your dominant thumb( writing hand)? You may want a day or two off if it is very painful after surgery. ...Read more

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Could a grade 1 sprain if the thumb joint last for 7 weeks? Or could my injury be more serious?

Could a grade 1 sprain if the thumb joint last for 7 weeks? Or could my injury be more serious?

See your PCP: for evaluation, imaging and referral. 7 weeks is too long. If this ligament injury is not diagnosed and treated properly, it may lead to chronic instability, weakness, and ultimately arthritis and more unnecessary aggravations. ...Read more

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I have constant and sometimes extreme pain just below my thumb joint or perhaps closer to my trapezium for over a year now?

I have constant and sometimes extreme pain just below my thumb joint or perhaps closer to my trapezium for over a year now?

Arthritis: arthritis of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb is the second most common site for arthritis in the hand and it causes pain at the base of the thumb and difficulty grasping and gripping and open door knobs twist caps off etc ...Read more

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I have pain in my thumb joint I think its the mp joint what are some causes of this?

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 more

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What do I do for thumb joint discomfort?

What do I do for thumb joint discomfort?

RICE: Rest, immobilization, cold and exersice. Thumb joint pain, especially at the base, is usually arthritis. I start with a brace and oral steroids and if pain persists, injections and therapy follow. If i can't relieve the pain and x-rays show arthritis, i will procede with arthroplasty. Surgery consists of removing the arthritic bone and replacing it with tendon. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more