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What would it be called if I have very sharp pains in my thumb and it gets swollen and numb? I've had it in a thumb splint tipe thing and have takin pain medicane.
De quervains syndrome, I now have a thumb spica splint, what is the best angle for the metal strip ?
Thumb in abduction: Dequervains involves the abductor pollicis longs and extensor pollicis brevis tendon slips which pass through the first dorsal compartment (tunnel) at the wrist. Only the thumb and wrist need be immobilized, not the index through small finger. Usually the wrist is immobilized in very slight extension (bent back) with the thumb in a slightly extended/abducted position (off to the side). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with de quervains and told to wear a thumb spica splint. In the meantime my wrist became cocked to the side. What caused this?
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In thumb spica splint for suspected scaphoid fracture. Pain in entire thumb area while in splint normal?
Yes: If a scaphoid fracture is suspected, then there is an injury (whether bone or ligamentous) in the region of the scaphoid and pain is the most common presenting sign. The splint should help immobilize the joint but the injury is still there and can be painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: Possibly the splint is not applied properly or in correct position. If it for a fracture, perhaps a well padded thumb spica cast might be more comfortable. One should actually be more comfortable if an injury is immobilized in a splint or cast in the proper position check with your ortho if not better. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a partially torn left thumb ucl. After 4 weeks of splinting and 4 weeks of casting, i feel no relief. What's next?
Thumb ucl tear: Most partial ucl tears will improve after 4-6 weeks of casting/immobilization. If the pain is not improving with time out if the cast the next step is to consider oral anti inflammatories/ice or a cortisone injection if the ligament feels stable clinically. If the ligament still is painful when stressed you may need to consider surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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