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Can you tell me how I could tell if my thumb is broken?

Can you tell me how I could tell if my thumb is broken?

Fracture/ Break: A medical evaluation, history and X-ray are needed to accurately diagnose a fracture/ break in most cases. ...Read more

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How to tell if my thumb is infected?

See some symptoms: Is it swollen, is it red, is it painful? Do you see any red steaks emanating from yor thumb? If you've answered to the affirmative to any of the question, sees doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell if my thumb is fractured or broken?

How can you tell if my thumb is fractured or broken?

X-Ray, scan, or MRI: Usually a simple x-ray will give you the answer. Sometimes, especially soon after the injury, the x-ray will initially appear to be normal even though there is a fracture. Your physician if still suspecting a fracture may recommend an mri, or bone scan. Suspicion of fracture goes up with amount of pain and soft tissue bleeding, site of maximum pain, and findings of indirect pain on examination. ...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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How can you tell if i broke my thumb?

How can you tell if i broke my thumb?

Xrays are best: Sometimes it is hard to tell, the best way is to see your physician and obtain an xray. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

X-Ray is best way.: Taking a simple x-ray is the quickest way to determine if there is a fracture. A walk in clinic equipped with an x-ray machine should be less expensive than a hospital er is you do not have insurance. If you have a physician, an exam could steer you to the right place, perhaps to an x-ray facility with a script in hand for the x-ray. Missed fractures may lead to complications like displacement. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can reduce pain in my left thumb?

Can you tell me how i can reduce pain in my left thumb?

It depends: What is the cause? Osteoarthritis is a common cause which can be treated with simple anagesics, rest, physiotherapy. There are other causes of course of thumb pain (vascuar, neurologic, orthopedic, infammatory, etc) its not an uncommon complain that a primary care physician sees. There are ot's and pt's that provide therapy, advice, splinting, ultrasound and hot parafin treatments. ...Read more