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How Long Will It Take For My Sprained 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
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...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
Weeks to months: The more severe the injury, the longer the recovery. Grade 3 may require surgery. Immobilzation is often helpful for several weeks. The exact. Grade is necessary to determine the best treatment. ...Read more
Is 7 weeks too long for a grade 1 thumb sprain even if I didn't ice it when it first happened?It's not horrible pain now,it bothers me to do some stuf
Depends on the joint: Ulnar mcpj is the hard 1 need re-evaluation hand specialist ...Read more
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