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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken thumb above joint below nail bed 2/24 splint not working. Had symptoms 3/28 2pins.1removed 4/28 not healing. Will it?Surgeon impossible to talk to.
Hurt thumb it swelled, when it went down, i had a lump that makes it look broken and it hurts much of the time, ive lost some use in the thumb?
Hand surgeon: I recommend that you consult a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. It is possible that you have had bone,joint or ligament damage and it's important not to end up with chronic thumb problems which can happen if the damage is not diagnosed or treated properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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