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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 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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Could my thumb be fractured? How can I tell?

Could my thumb be fractured? How can I tell?

Exam: You should see your doctor for an exam to see what type of injury/condition exists. ...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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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

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Can you tell me if there are adults that suck their thumbs?

Can you tell me if there are adults that suck their thumbs?

Apparently: There are many apparently. Sometimes it is a problem as it can cause great consternation. ( i would also not do it in a job interview.) there is the risk of developing an overbite requiring braces to repair it. There is some evidence that if not outgrown it can lead to overeating and even smoking. (cigaretts not digits). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop sucking my thumb at 14 years old?

Can you tell me how to stop sucking my thumb at 14 years old?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more