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Is my thumb fractured if the big muscle hurts?

Is my thumb fractured if the big muscle hurts?

It could be: When the fracture at the base or at second joint they could heart a lot. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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My thumb swells up from taking notes in class or barely bumping then hurts to where I can't move it fractured growth plate 4 years ago is that why?

My thumb swells up from taking notes in class or barely bumping then hurts to where I can't move it fractured growth plate 4 years ago is that why?

Possible: If that was the same side as the injury, it could absolutely have something to do with your current symptoms. Since it is causing problems, see a hand surgeon for a consultation. There may be some physical or occupational therapy that could help, but you want to make sure there's nothing wrong that requires an operation as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain on my left thumb and it hurts to move. It's not broken or fractured. Also my left palm is really itchy. How can should I treat it?

I have a lot of pain on my left thumb and it hurts to move. It's not broken or fractured. Also my left palm is really itchy. How can should I treat it?

Consider: And evaluation by your medical doctor/rehab doctor/neurologist for an emg/ncs (test to look at your nerves in your hand). Wouldn't be surprised if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Changing diapers is dangerous... Make your husband do it. He is suppose to protect you, or you can tell him its' doctors orders. ...Read more

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I fell and now the thumb side of my wrist hurts . Could it be a scaphoid fracture?

I fell and now the thumb side of my wrist hurts . Could it be a scaphoid fracture?

X ray to diagnose: Pain on the radial side of the wrist can be a sign of a scaphoid fracture. Often active patients suffer a "bad wrist sprain" ignore it and then show up years later with a painful wrist due to an scaphoid fracture which was not diagnosed. An x ray with a dedicated view of the scaphoid can help make the diagnosis, although within the first 2 weeks a of a fracture the x-rays can miss a fracture. ...Read more

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I got a distal radial fracture ~6 weeks ago. Dr took my cast off last week. Is it normal for thumb to still hurt & wrist to still be visibly swollen?

I got a distal radial fracture ~6 weeks ago. Dr took my cast off last week. Is it normal for thumb to still hurt & wrist to still be visibly swollen?

Wrist fracture: Yes this is totally normal and will go away with time once the swelling goes away completely and your Range of Motion improves. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more