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What does it mean to have "gamekeepers thumb"?

What does it mean to have "gamekeepers thumb"?

UCL tear: Gamekeepers thumb is the common name for ulnar collateral ligament tear. It is the ligament on the inside of the thumb. ...Read more

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What does one do for gamekeepers thumb that has been untreated for 3 1/2 months?

What does one do for gamekeepers thumb that has been untreated for 3  1/2 months?

Depends on how torn: I would recommend MRI or ultrasound of the thumb. If the joint is unstable, you definitely need surgery to prevent chronic instability and possibly arthritis. If it's a tiny partial tear, sometime it can be casted or splinted. See your orthopedist/sports medicine doc to further evaluate. ...Read more

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How can you prevent gamekeepers thumb?

How can you prevent gamekeepers thumb?

Protect your thumb : Gamekeepers thumb is a hyperextension injury caused by the thumb getting caught and pulled backwards as the hand and arm move forwards. It occurs very commonly when skiing when you use the pole straps on your wrist and they pull on the thumb causing the injury. Athletes need to be aware of the mechanism of injury and protect their hands if possible from those positions where they are at risk. ...Read more

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What is gamers thumb?

What is gamers thumb?

R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read more

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What is skier's thumb?

What is skier's thumb?

Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do with my thumb?

What to do with my thumb?

Re-ask: I am sorry but there isn't enough info about your thumb to provide a satisfactory answer. Please re-ask question with pertinent details. ...Read more

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How do I stop sucking my thumb?

Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read more

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Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Pain thumb: need to be more specific. could be injury, infection, arthritis. clinical correlation is important . Review with doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell if thumb is broken?

This requires X-Ray: Of the thumb and surrounding area.

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