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How Can You Tape A Broken Thumb
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
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.
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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