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How Can You Treat A Broken Thumb
I have a lot of pain on my left thumb and it hurts to move. It's not broken or fractured. Also my left palm is really itchy. How can should I treat it?
Consider: And evaluation by your medical doctor/rehab doctor/neurologist for an emg/ncs (test to look at your nerves in your hand). Wouldn't be surprised if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Changing diapers is dangerous... Make your husband do it. He is suppose to protect you, or you can tell him its' doctors orders. ...Read more
Ice, protect, eval.: Jammed thumbs can be a soft tissue injury, whereby the surrounding soft tissues are injured or sprained at the joint between the thumb bones (phalanges), or involve bony injury (fracture). A thorough evaluation by your healthcare provider will help elucidate whether an x-ray is indicated. Usually ice, compression and bracing to protect against further injury is indicated. Recovery is usually rapid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After golfing last week my indexfinger and thumb are very stiff and hurt a lot to bend. How do I treat this?
Questions for you: Do you mean your right hand? Are you right handed? Do these fingers hurt when you bend them? There may be a bit of inflammation in the tendons which flex the fingers. If you are a new golfer, this may improve with rest and maybe a change in your grip later. If you are a frequent golfer, you may also look at your grips, ball compression, or what you were hitting to see what caused this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ganglion?: Without knowing anything more, my first thought is ganglion cyst. Does it change in size? Is it soft and or mobile? A ganglion cyst is a swelling that develops on along the sheath of a nerve or tendon, usually after some 'trauma' to that structure, though that could just have been a sharp wave of the hand. Sometimes massage with an ice cube suffices, but some need to be drained or surgical care. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ice,splint&pain meds: Thumb injuries may be just a bruise or a broken bone, and in some cases there may be a cut or laceration if there is an open wound, it may need dressing or stitches or steristrip etc and teatanus shot if due if bruised or fracture bone than ice locally, splinting and pain meds will help it heal. ...Read more
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