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What are some of the symptoms of a broken thumb?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken thumb?

Swelling and Pain: If your experiencing swelling, pain, decreased range of motion or anything out of the ordinary for you and it lasts more than a few days then get it checked by your doctor. Use the rice method to help- rest, ice, compression and elevation. Your whole hand's function is dependent on your thumb. If your thumb doesn't work, neither will your hand. I would get an x-ray if not better in 3-5 days. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms that could follow a thumb injury?

What are some of the symptoms that could follow a thumb injury?

Pain, swelling...: Simple thumb injuries, such as sprains, can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. Symptoms should improve over the course of a few weeks. More complex injuries can result in fractures and ligament ruptures (severe sprains) and in some cases require treatment, such as casting or surgery. See your doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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Had injections for carpel tunnel today what are some symptoms of the site where it was given, noticed fingers are right and thumbs hurt?

Had injections for carpel tunnel today what are some symptoms of the site where it was given, noticed fingers are right and thumbs hurt?

Cortisone works: There have been many studies that have demonstrated the efficacy of corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel Much depends upon the severity, chronicity and duration of the carpal tunnel as well as other health factors. But the volume of the injection takes up space, can "flare and the injection can be sore for a day or two, and full effect can take 1-2 weeks. Ice helps as does moving finger ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a broken thumb?

What are the main symptoms of a broken thumb?

Broken thumb: Bony pain and tenderness over a region of the thumb, swelling, redness, bony deformity, loss of function. Pain increases with use and with pressure over the swollen areas. ...Read more

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Is trigger thumb a symptom for a medical condition?

Is trigger thumb a symptom for a medical condition?

Condition: A trigger thumb/ finger is a medical condition where the flexor tendon gets caught in a pulley in the hand causing the finger to lock in a flexed position it is usually treated with local injections and surgical release to eliminate the problem. ...Read more

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My thumb and index fingertips have been dried for more than one year. Sometimes it hurts, some time is less severe. ?

My thumb and index fingertips have been dried for more than one year. Sometimes it hurts, some time is less severe. ?

Tough to know: Isolated involvement such as this could be from repetitive activity vs local infection vs contact sensitivity. More information about you would be necessary to offer further help. ...Read more

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About 2wks ago i jammed my thumb and it hurt for awhile and then went away.Know when i put some pressure on it it hurts. What could it be?

About 2wks ago i jammed my thumb and it hurt for awhile and then went away.Know when i put some pressure on it it hurts. What could it be?

Bruise: You probably have a bruised thumb that should gradually resolve. If it does not resolve in another 2 weeks, then see your physician for examination and possibly some investigations. ...Read more

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My son cut his thumb by sticking it in a soda can last night. Its a fairly deep cut, should he still be experiencing some intermittent bleeding?

My son cut his thumb by sticking it in a soda can last night. Its a fairly deep cut, should he still be experiencing some intermittent bleeding?

Laceration: HI The bleeding should stop by now, unless the wound is not covered and he keeps on injuring it or scratches it. Suturing is usually done in the fresh wound. Please keep the area clean, you may apply topical antibiotic, apply pressure if the bleeding noted. If bleeding does not stop after 5 minutes of pressure then get him seen. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of a sprained thumb?

What are the typical symptoms of a sprained thumb?

Pain and swelling: Sprains of joints such as the thumb cause pain with motion as the injured structures around the joint are stretched or compressed. Generalized swelling of the joint involved is also a very common complaint. The swelling is bothersome but can be somewhat protective early on in that the swelling functionally limits motion and acts as an internal "brace". Bruising about the thumb is also common. ...Read more

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Using squeeze bottles to frost cookies fri and some yesterday the side of my thumb has no feeling since fri this will return given time yes? How long?

Using squeeze bottles to frost cookies fri and some yesterday the side of my thumb has no feeling since fri this will return given time yes? How long?

Probably: Give it a few days. When using muscles that you do not usually use, it is possible to develop pain or numbness as a consequence--from overuse. The numbness should resolve in a few days .If not, see a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Why do some casts cover the thumb and others do not?

Why do some casts cover the thumb and others do not?

Casting: of a fracture usually immobilizes the joint above and below the break! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why is my thumb swollen and i can't bend it? I need some advice.

Why is my thumb swollen and i can't bend it? I need some advice.

Unclear : If your thumb is swollen and not able to be bent you need to see your doctor. Did you fall on it.? Do you have some type of inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. ? See your doctor as soon as possible and make sure you get it xrayed if not done already. ...Read more

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What is the difference in SYMPTOMS of a grade 1 and grade 2 rcl sprain of the thumb?

What is the difference in SYMPTOMS of a grade 1 and grade 2 rcl sprain of the thumb?

Microtear v. partial: A Grade 1 is the most minor type of ligament sprain, and usually implies microtears. A Grade 2 means a partial tear and is a more significant injury. The final type is a Grade 3 which means a full-thickness tear. Symptoms and signs tend to be higher (more pain, dysfunction, swelling) with Grade 2 over Grade 1. ...Read more

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Symptoms of grade 3 rcl tear in thumb? It's been about 12 weeks since I fell and it is still bothering me.

Symptoms of grade 3 rcl tear in thumb? It's been about 12 weeks since I fell and it is 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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What are the symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been 7 weeks since I fell and haven't been to the dr yet.

What are the symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been 7 weeks since I fell and haven't been to the dr yet.

Moderate sprain.: A grade 1 RCL sprain is mild & not associated with loss of the thumb MCP joint stability. A grade 2 sprain usually involves a lot of pain & swelling. There could be bruising around the thumb & possible laxity of the joint. A grade 3 sprain can be very painful, & there is complete disruption of the joint, leading to joint instability. See a doctor for proper Dx & Rx of your thumb sprain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been over a month since I fell on it and it still hurts to use.

What are symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been over a month since I fell on it and it still hurts to use.

Symptoms at site..: The symptoms at usually at the site of injury, with pain to touch and any deviation of the thumb that pulls on the ligament on the affected side. Ligaments take longer to heal than bone, so usually the area is sore for a few months. The thumb should be protected during the healing phase with a special brace. See an Ortho doc. ...Read more