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How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

Dr. Allen Fein Dr. Fein
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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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How can I tell if I have fractured my wrist?

Wrist fracture: See orthopedic surgeon & get x-ray. Check for pain, swelling, and possible deformity. ...Read more

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How could I know if I fractured my elbow?

How could I know if I fractured my elbow?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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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 know if I fractured my toe?

How could I know if I fractured my toe?

Xray asap: No way to tell for sure without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a broken elbow?

How do I know if I have a broken elbow?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I broke my elbow?

How can I tell if I broke my elbow?

Exam and xray: If you have persistent, severe pain and a sufficient mechnism in which you could have fractured your elbow (such as a fall), then an exam and xray to see if you have fractured your elbow would be strongly encouraged. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i broke my wrist?

How can I tell if i broke my wrist?

Pain swelling shape: ''''mechanism of the worrysome injury of the bones, pinpoint severe pain, then x-rays are helpful. ...Read more

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How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

X-ray: Some people think that if you can move a joint there is no break. This is untrue and an x-ray is the best way to diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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How could I know if my elbow is broken?

How could I know if my elbow is broken?

Pain: Pain, swelling, difficulty moving all would be potential signs of a fracture. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have damaged my 5th metacarpal?

How can I tell if I have damaged my 5th metacarpal?

A fracture typically: will show in an xray although a nonidsplaced fracture can be hidden if at an angle away from the xray. Cartilage issue and joint injury will not show on xray, MRI will show these but the most important along with imaging studeis is a good clinical exam . Symptoms, exam findings and imaging together help a treatment plan to be formulated ...Read more

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How can I tell that I have sprained my wrist?

How can I tell that I have sprained my wrist?

Wrist Pain: You may not be able to tell the difference between a wrist sprain or fracture in the immediate aftermath of a FOSH-fall on outstretched hand injury without an ER evaluation and X-ray. Wrist fractured are one of the most commonly missed injuries but if your wrist hurts because you are on a keyboard all day or work as a server, driver or hairdresser it is likely due to occupational repetitive strain ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have broken or sprained my foot?

How can I tell if I have broken or sprained my foot?

Xray: You need an xray to determine if your foot is broken. I recommend you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I broke my wrist; how do I know if I have also torn tendons?

I broke my wrist; how do I know if I have also torn tendons?

Physical Exasm ,MRI: To know if any torn tendons, we start with physical exam and then if we have doubts we could order mri. ...Read more

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How could I know if I have a hairline fracture in my hand?

How could I know if I have a hairline fracture in my hand?

Imaging test: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i broke my heel?

How can I tell if i broke my heel?

Xray or CT scan: A broken heel or calcaneus is best diagnosed with rays. Many show up on a series of plain xrays, others are more subtle and may require a ct scan or and mri. Clinical signs are pain in heel on weight bearing, swelling , bruising and deformity with painful motion (inversion/eversion). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have broken my toe?

How do I know if I have broken my toe?

Get an xray of your : Get an xray of your toe. That can tell whether the fracture is in good alignment to heal properly or whether you might need further treatment such as surgery depending on the nature of the fracture. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

Dr. Allen Fein Dr. Fein
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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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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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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 thumb is broken?

This requires X-Ray: Of the thumb and surrounding area.

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How to tell if my thumb is infected?

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 do I tell if I have trigger thumb?

How do I tell if I have trigger thumb?

Trigger: These can present in one of three ways. Just pain over the palm side of the finger at the base, just catching of the finger or both. 70% of patients get complete relief of the symptoms with injections of cortisone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about child with trigger thumb?

Can you tell me about child with trigger thumb?

Treatment: Most resolve on there own in first 12 months of life. If not resolved by 24 months surgery is indicated and should be done prior to 36 months. No surgical treatment is indicated prior to 12 months. Problem is at the level of the a1 pulley at base of thumb with binding of tendon at that level preventing tendon excursion, and treatment is division of the pulley. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my thumb is blue, swollen and i can't move it dose that mean its cracked?

Could you tell me if my thumb is blue, swollen and i can't move it dose that mean its cracked?

Get it looked @ ASAP: I take it you have had an injury, from your description you have either a large hematoma of the thumb or have lost the blood supplyeither way it needs attention. ...Read more

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Hours ago i got this burning sensation where my thumb and wrist meet up. Can anyone tell me what it could be and what can I do?

Hours ago i got this burning sensation where my thumb and wrist meet up. Can anyone tell me what it could  be and what can I do?

Tendon injury: inflammation or trauma to the tendon sheath of the thumb would be the first thought Have you overworked or traumatised your thumb? It may get better spontaneouly if you rest the thumb! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a stroke cause thumb twitching?

Please tell me, could a stroke cause thumb twitching?

Yes: Strokes can cause partial or complete weakness and sensory loss. Reflexes are often increased which can cause thumb twitching. ...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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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 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

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Broken, jammed or sprained thumb, how can I tell?

See Hand surgeon: To have the correct diagnosis and treatment, go see a hand surgeon. You wil also need to get your thumb x-rayed to help diagnose the more subtle injuries. ...Read more

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