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Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a hand specialist or orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Waiting too much longer may prevent anything more from being done to increase your motion. ...Read more

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Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read more

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Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed finger joint?

Inflamed joint: Inflamed joint can be caused by multiple things starting from injury , gout , infections in joints , rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever . History and examination would be required to find a cause , best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?

Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?

See below: Would recommend that an x-ray be done to rule out a fracture that might require more specific care than the riice mnemonic (rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression and elevation). ...Read more

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Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more

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Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

No the ulnar styloid: Is not directly connected there but if the hand is very swollen froma fracture and the trigger finger was waiting for a reason to become more symptomatioc then the swelling in the hadn could be the tipping point. But a direct cause...Unlikley. Causlality is a tricky issue as we often attribute one problem to another temporally, but you might as well blame a trigger finger on a thunderstorm. ...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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In thumb spica splint for suspected scaphoid fracture. Pain in entire thumb area while in splint normal?

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 more

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Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Wrist: Sounds like tfcc, or triangular fibrocartilage complex tear. Consider initial splint/rest/nsaids, etc. Conservative treatment first, before considering arthroscopic removal, debridement, or repair. ...Read more

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Could my finger be fractured, sprained or jammed?

X-ray: If you have any doubts and it is painful and swollen, get medical attention with an x-ray. ...Read more

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Do fractured finger or toe bones always turn into arthritis?

Do fractured finger or toe bones always turn into arthritis?

No: Fractures that commonly lead to arthritis and joint problems are those that extend into a joint. Thankfully, they are a minority of fractures. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Swollen, stiff finger; mostly first joint; 3 mo.! injury/fall. Not arthritis or broken bone?

Swollen, stiff finger; mostly first joint; 3 mo.! injury/fall. Not arthritis or broken bone?

Sprain: During trauma, it is possible to sprain the joint capsule. This could cause both swelling and pain. ...Read more

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What could cause broken wrist (colles fracture)?

What could cause broken wrist (colles fracture)?

A fall: The most common cause of a broken wrist is a fall onto your outstretched hand. ...Read more

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Wrist cracking no swelling is it fractured?

Most likely not: To fracture a bone you have to have injury or have some thing to weaken the bone. Most of the time if you are healthy some kind of inflammation in the joint will be the problem. Some time it happen for no obvious reasons. ...Read more

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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?

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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?

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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How to treat a fractured thumb?

How to treat a fractured thumb?

Depends on: Location and type of fracture. See your doctor, this should be xrayed. ...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 is itchy lump on thumb joint?

What is itchy lump on thumb joint?

Unknown: How long have you had it? What does it look like? Is it painful or itchy or swollen or ? Please be more specific. ...Read more

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Thumb joint pain at 19 years old. Are there any home remedies?

See details: First of all, there are several causes for pain in that area. Have the issue evaluated to determine the cause. You can try ice, rest and aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Very bad pain after cortisone injection in thumb joint, is it normal?

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Sometimes normal: This will depend on when you had the injection, when was the pain and for how long. Cortisone has a crystalline structure and can irritate the joint lining when injected. Typically this will occur in the first 24-48 hours after the injection is given and will usually resolve on its own. Persistent or continually worsening pain beyond this can be concerning though. ...Read more

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Can u have a reaction to a cortisone injection in ur thumb joint 13 weeks after?

Can u have a reaction to a cortisone injection in ur thumb joint 13 weeks after?

Injection reaction: It's unlikely this far out from injection. Typically bad reactions are within hours to days. If the pain is in your hand, the effects of the injection may have worn off or you have experienced an exacerbation of the arthritis or synovitis that you were originally given the injection for. I would make an appointment with your physician to see if something else can be done for your symptoms. ...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 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?

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?

Trapezium -thumb: Understanding of anatomy may lead you to the right location and the names of the bones there . There can be tendinitis. Fracture. Sprain . Ligament injury contusion overuse , joint swelling skin issues , really anything in that area. However arthritis in this region is common. Seeing a hand surgeon who can examine your wrist, take X-rays and help first with a diagnosis then treatment can help ...Read more

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How long is revcovery after thumb joint replacement?

How long is revcovery after thumb joint replacement?

Depends: It depends on the type of surgery ie what type of prosthesis is used, can be weeks to months. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon. ...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