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How Long Will It Take For A Broken Thumb To Heal
How long will it take for my sprained thumb to heal and what can I do to make it heal faster or feel better?
It depends: Where does your thumb hurt? How did you injure it? There are many factors that go into how long it will take for your thumb to feel better. Without specifically knowing your diagnosis, it is hard to say how long it will take to heal, or even if it will heal. I would suggest that you see a hand surgeon to have your thumb examined. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I can't bend my thumb. If i hit it just right it bends and won't unbend with out pulling. How long will it take to heal? I was opening a canister and the metal attachment sprung up and hit my hand on the thumb side on the inside of my hand. My thumbs knuc
Several : Several things can be occuring 1. A trigger thumb where the tendon gets transiently locked causing the distal joint ( near the nail) to become stuck. 2. A swollen joint from being contused ( in this cases it sounds like the mp joint) causing the joint to glide less fluidly 3. An injured collateral ligament at the ulnar aspect of the mp joint 4. A small fracture at the joint level 1, 3, and 4 need treatment 2 might get better over the next day of two if it does not get better seek out medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Minor thumb sprains will usually feel better in 1-3 weeks. A more severe sprain might take several months to heal. Some sprains are so severe that surgery is required. If your thumb seems badly sprained, an evaluation by a hand surgeon is a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: This depends on the severity of your injury. Minor sprains should resolve in a few weeks and more severe sprains can take a few months. Immobilization and anti-inflammatories will help encourage healing. ...Read more
If routine, <6 wks: Most thumb sprains are from falling on an outstretched hand such as skiing or snow boarding. Most routine sprains are mild and respond to hand based splinting within 4-6 weeks. More severe sprains after 4 weeks tend to show no improvement. All of these injuries need an early x-ray to rule out a fracture. More severe sprains often need surgical attention as symptoms persist despite bracing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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