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Someone bit me and now i can't feel my thumb that well. Should i go to a doctor?

Someone bit me and now i can't feel my thumb that well. Should i go to a doctor?

Prudent: The human mouth is full of bacteria. It is very important to catch and treat an infection of the hand or fingers quickly. Additionally the trauma could be the culprit. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years - that is necessary. ...Read more

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Xray of wrist showed mild proximal scapholunate widening. did I tear my ligament? pain his mild but cant move wrist very well. hurts to move thumb.

Xray of wrist showed mild proximal scapholunate widening. did I tear my ligament? pain his mild but cant move wrist very well. hurts to move thumb.

Explanation : Better to discuss this result with your doctor who knows your clinical presentation. Most likely your pain caused some inflammation and your wrist need rest/splint for few weeks. Advil as well. Discuss this with the Doctor ...Read more

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Doctor, my leg got twisted before 2 days and it affected my toe(thumb of the leg) and i cant lift it up? suggest me some remedies

Doctor, 
my leg got twisted before 2 days and it affected my toe(thumb of the leg) and i cant lift it up? 
suggest me some remedies

Ice, rest: Depending on how badly you damaged the tendons and other structures of your foot it may take between 4 to 6 weeks before you can get full motion back in your large toe. It would be a good idea to get examined by a physician to determine if an X-ray is needed as you could have broken a bone. For now, use ice to reduce the swelling and rest with your foot elevated until your doctors visit. ...Read more

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Im18 and still suck my thumb, its embarassing.Cant sleep if I don't cause then I clench and grind my teeth, it hurts. Should I see a dentist about it?

Im18 and still suck my thumb, its embarassing.Cant sleep if I don't cause then I clench and grind my teeth, it hurts. Should I see a dentist about it?

Yes: Using a dental guard might be a safer substitute for your thumb. Many people clench or grind their teeth in their sleep or as a nervous habit. You might also try relaxation techniques or counseling if you are unusually anxious. ...Read more

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I injured my forearms wrist and top of hand down the thumbs, both arms right side hurts worse, constant pain, stiffness at night, cant care for baby,?

I injured my forearms wrist and top of hand down the thumbs, both arms right side hurts worse, constant pain, stiffness at night, cant care for baby,?

Hand and Arm Pain: Sounds like you are having an awful time with your hands and arms. I suggest you be seen by a Family Doctor and be evaluated for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. This can often occur during pregnancy. You need to have your thyroid checked and get what are called nerve conduction tests to see if there is damage to the nerves in your arms and hands. Good luck, get well soon. ...Read more

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Fell onto my hand yesterday, thumb slightly swollen, aches and is tender. Restricted movement. Cant hold anything heavy.Could it be scaphoid fracture?

Fell onto my hand yesterday, thumb slightly swollen, aches and is tender. Restricted movement. Cant hold anything heavy.Could it be scaphoid fracture?

Yes or a different : Injury such as a metacarpal or pjs legal or joint injury. It can also be a bruise or another type of wrist fracture. So if pain and swelling persist appropriate evaluation and x-rays are needed. ...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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