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How would you know if you have a broken thumb?

How would you know if you have a broken thumb?

Pain : Fractures of the thumb are very painful to the touch. Additionally, there can also be a visible deformity to the thumb. See your doctor if you suspect a fracture to improve the likelihood of proper healing. ...Read more

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How long will it take if you have a broken thumb?

How long will it take if you have a broken thumb?

Approx 6 weeks: Fractures, if properly immobilized, generally heal in approximately 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is there a way you couldfigure out if you have a broken or fractured bone in the thumb?

Is there a way you couldfigure out if you have a broken or fractured bone in the thumb?

Yes: Thumb fractures are common hand injuries which can present with acute pain and swelling, and deformity and bruising (ecchymosis) if severe. Radiological workup, with x ray films dedicated to the hand and thumb, is recommended if a fracture is suspected. A diagnosis of a thumb fracture should warrant temporary immobolization in a splint and a timely evaluation by a hand doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a broken thumb or torn ligament instead of a mild sprain of my thumb?

How can I tell if I have a broken thumb or torn ligament instead of a mild sprain of my thumb?

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 more

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I have a broken thumb and my doctor wont let me return to my soccer team. Why? I don't use my thumb for soccer. It been 3 weeks rest.

I have a broken thumb and my doctor wont let me return to my soccer team. Why? I don't use my thumb for soccer. It been 3 weeks rest.

You can make the Fx: Become worse, by bumping into other players, or running into the goal-post or by falling. Apparently now you have an undisplaced fx which can become more complicated, and may even require surgery, which means to you, that you'll be out for additional 4-5 weeks. So heed your doc.. ...Read more

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What is gamers thumb?

What is gamers thumb?

R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read more

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What is skier's thumb?

What is skier's thumb?

Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do with my thumb?

What to do with my thumb?

Re-ask: I am sorry but there isn't enough info about your thumb to provide a satisfactory answer. Please re-ask question with pertinent details. ...Read more

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How do I stop sucking my thumb?

Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read more

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