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What can I do about my broken thumb?

What can I do about my broken thumb?

See your doctor: Brcause of the importance of the thumb in the use of the hand, thumb fractures should be evaluated by your doctor to give you the best chance of a full recovery. ...Read more

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What to do about a thumb injury from hammar?

What to do about a thumb injury from hammar?

Ice: Ice decreases swelling, bleeding/bruising, and pain. Unless it was a very large hammer or you are exceptionally strong, the chance of a fracture is minimal and the pain and swelling will improve in a few days. The black and blue under the nail may take several months to resolve. If there is a lot of pain and pressure under the nail the blood may have to be released by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about child with trigger thumb?

Can you tell me about child with trigger thumb?

Treatment: Most resolve on there own in first 12 months of life. If not resolved by 24 months surgery is indicated and should be done prior to 36 months. No surgical treatment is indicated prior to 12 months. Problem is at the level of the a1 pulley at base of thumb with binding of tendon at that level preventing tendon excursion, and treatment is division of the pulley. ...Read more

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Is there anything wrong about adult thumb sucking?

Is there anything wrong about adult thumb sucking?

Thumbsucking: Adult bloodsucking is completely abnormal and needs psychological evaluation.. ...Read more

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Pain in top base of thumb for about a week. Hurts to move and lift. Ideas?

Pain in top base of thumb for about a week. Hurts to move and lift. Ideas?

Probably tendinitis: this location for pain in the thumb tends to be tendinitis.a thumb splint for at least 6-8 hours per day for 1 week should help to relieve symptom. also icing the thumb for 20 min per day should also help.if it does not resolve within 7-10 days i would recommend that you see an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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My brother got freon on his thumb and says it hurts...What should he do about it?

My brother got freon on his thumb and says it hurts...What should he do about it?

Freon burns: Extreme heat and cold can damage the skin. These injuries can be superficial with redness only or they may blister. These superficial burns are painful and usually heal without scars. If the burn is very deep the nerves are destroyed and the burn doesn't hurt. These areas may heal with scarring. If it is small area it should be fine but larger areas should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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For about two weeks now, I have been feeling a numbness in my right thumb. What could it be?

For about two weeks now, I have been feeling a numbness in my right thumb. What could it be?

Carpal tunnel: A branch of the median nerve malfunctioning is the most likely explanation of your symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of such numbness due to median nerve compression at the wrist. But dysfunction of a branch of median nerve, not actually in the carpal tunnel can cause symptoms too. ...Read more

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I have a deep indent in my right thumb nail. It came out of no where and I do not know if I should worry about it.

I have a deep indent in my right thumb nail. It came out of no where and I do not know if I should worry about it.

See PCP/Hand MD: If multiple nails are indented then you may be suffering from anemia. If isolated nail with recent development of indentation then you may have a mucous cyst pressing on the nail growth plate. See your pcp and hand surgeon. ...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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