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How can you tape a broken thumb?

How can you tape a broken thumb?

Difficult: Certain finger and toe fractures can be treated with taping. The taping is usually done from one finger to the next. This cannot be done with the thumb as there is no finger next to it. Thumb fractures are best treated in the splint or cast. ...Read more

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How to tape my thumb to forefinger to keep it close to my hand?

How to tape my thumb to forefinger to keep it close to my hand?

Hard to do: The thumb usually ends close to where the finger begins. A simple wrap around just slips off the thumb when you sweat. You can purchase or construct a thumb extender and then tape that to the thumb and index finger. Alternatively you can just tape both to the side of your face, but that tends to be rather cumbersome. ...Read more

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A few months ago, I jammed my thumb I didn't tape it up and it took about a month to heal, but it still hurts when I put pressure on it when I bend it?

A few months ago, I jammed my thumb I didn't tape it up and it took about a month to heal, but it still hurts when I put pressure on it when I bend it?

Sore thumb: You should ask your doctor to check your thumb and probably get an x-Ray with special attention to the point of pain. The thumb is a really important finger and you don't want to neglect a joint, possibly get arthritis there, and wish later that you had seen an orthopedic hand specialist. ...Read more

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How can I tape my thumb to forefinger to keep it close to my hand?

How can I tape my thumb to forefinger to keep it close to my hand?

The question is: Why tape your thumb to your index. Is it to defeat pain from tendonitis, arthritis or triggering all common conditions that can often respond to NSAID or inejection of corticosteroid and at times certain splints. Intially try a soft splint such as a neoprene ( this link is only to show you what i mean) http://astore.Amazon.Com/thehandcenterofw?_encoding=utf8;node=6 many similar devices can help. ...Read more

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Jammed my thumb into a wall 8 days ago and it's still swollen painful and red I can move a little not much should I tape or brace it? I ice andTakeib.

Jammed my thumb into a wall 8 days ago and it's still swollen painful and red I can move a little not much should I tape or brace it? I ice andTakeib.

Xray: I see you are on hydrocodone.Is that prescribed for your thumb? has it been Xrayed?If not,let your parents know so you can get it xrayed and properly treated.Hope your thumb gets well soon. ...Read more

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If i believe I have a fractured thumb, do I have to go to the doctor or is sports tape enough?

If i believe I have a fractured thumb, do I have to go to the doctor or is sports tape enough?

Have it check: The thumb is critical to hand function. Best to have it checked by a hand surgeon and get appropriate xrays. While some thumb fractures are easily treated with splinting, others require casting or even surgical intervention. ...Read more

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My granddaughter is 8 yrs old and has sucked her thumb forever; for at least the last year, we tried to get her to stop, using a mitten, bandaids, duct tape, rewards etc. Her permanent teeth are coming in very large and spacey. What to do?

My granddaughter is 8 yrs old and has sucked her thumb forever; for at least the last year, we tried to get her to stop, using a mitten, bandaids, duct tape, rewards etc. Her permanent teeth are coming in very large and spacey. What to do?

Dental appliance: Around age 6-8 when new front teeth are erupting it is important to extinguish finger sucking habit. A dental appliance cemented on top arch may help. It is designed like a fence and makes it difficult to form good suction with the digit. Necessary to discuss problem w child. Suggesting they switch hands, or outline their hand on paper can help the child recognize & concentrate on this issue. ...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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