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What are the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain?

What are the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain?

Pain and swelling: Miranda, A grade two thumb sprain means that the ligament is stretched but not completely torn. As the body tries to heal, it will be inflamed. You will experience pain, swelling, and tenderness. In general, RICE is the way to go: Rest, Ice, Compress (with an ace wrap, but not too tight), and elevate. Sprains generally take 10-21 days to heal. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Symptoms of a grade two thumb sprain? How does a doctor diagnose it?

Symptoms of a grade two thumb sprain? How does a doctor diagnose it?

Exam: It is primarily a clinical diagnosis, that is to say it is based primarily upon an examination. X-rays are often obtained to rule out a bone injury. An X-ray taken with a stress view can be used in some cases to rule out a grade III injury. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a rcl grade 3 thumb sprain? 12 weeks after falling, it's still bothering me.

Symptoms of a rcl grade 3 thumb sprain? 12 weeks after falling, it's still bothering me.

Grade 3 means total-: -tear and immobilized by casting. Some aggressive hand surgeons do primary repairs. Also it depends on if it's Ur dominant hand, & what U do. A baseball pitcher may B treated more aggressively. After 13 weeks only reconstruction can help. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a grade two rcl thumb sprain, it's been 7 weeks since I fell on it and it's still painful. Not continuous though. Only certain movements?

Symptoms of a grade two rcl thumb sprain, it's been 7 weeks since I fell on it  and it's still painful. Not continuous though. Only certain movements?

Bad Thumb Driver: If you've seen a doctor(hopefully a hand specialist),what did he do?? If not, it's should be immobilized for a while. Tendons and ligaments take a long time to heal,especially if you use them a lot.Try this: get some one-inch surgical tape at Rite Aid and drape it over the joint, tape ends pointing down, like a shawl. Put on a few layers. There! Snug! Feel better? If not, get back to that doctor!! ...Read more

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Is 7 weeks too long for a grade 1 thumb sprain even if I didn't ice it at first?

Is 7 weeks too long for a grade 1 thumb sprain even if I didn't ice it at first?

See your PCP: for evaluation, imaging and referral. 7 weeks is too long. If this ligament injury is not diagnosed and treated properly, it may lead to chronic instability, weakness, and ultimately arthritis and more unnecessary aggravations. ...Read more

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Could a grade 1 thumb sprain last for 7 weeks, or is this more serious?

Could a grade 1 thumb sprain last for 7 weeks, or is this more serious?

See your PCP: for evaluation, imaging and referral. 7 weeks is too long. If this ligament injury is not diagnosed and treated properly, it may lead to chronic instability, weakness, and ultimately arthritis and more unnecessary aggravations. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain? And how long does it last? (Rcl injury)

What is the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain? And how long does it last? (Rcl injury)

6-8 wks: Radial Collateral Ligament injuries to the MCP joint usually heal in 6-8 weeks. Be careful not to re-injury thumb. Good Occupational Therapy program can help to maintain strength and mobility while joint heals. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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What s the difference between a thumb sprain or fracture?

What s the difference between a thumb sprain or fracture?

Thumb: A sprain effects the ligaments around the thumb joint while a fracture involves the bones of the thumb. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more