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What Can I Do About My Broken Thumb
See your doctor...: You could have tendon or joint problems related to the original injury; or have developed slowly and unrelated in that earlier injured thumb. Arthritis in the thumb is another common cause of thumb siffness but is associated with pain. See your doctor for an exam and maybe x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much weight does one have to lose to improve their general health, is there a rule of thumb about that?
Not much!: Surprisingly, you don't have to lose much weight to gain health benefits such as lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, lower glucose (sugar) & lower mortality. Assuming that someone is overweight (body mass index 25-29.9kg/m2) or obese (>=30kg/m2), they can notice benefit by losing just 10% of their current weight. In other words, it's not necessary to lose 50-100# or more. So get started! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right thumb has been hurting. It locks down a little in the morning. What is causing it and what can I do about it?
Trigger thumb: Trigger thumb, like trigger finger is caused by scarring in the flexor tendon sheaths of the hand. You can massage this frequently throughout the day, use deep hearing via a paraffin bath, or therapeutically with red laser, ultrasound, or diathermy. If these conservative treatments fail, injections in the sheath can be performed. ...Read more
35 yof extensive medical history have a growing vertical black line on my right thumb. Noticed about a month ago getting longer and darker...what is?
Black line on thumb: this needs a visit to your dermatologist. Is it on your nail, does it involve your cuticle, is it horizontal or vertical? All of these questions need answers. ...Read more
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
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
Thumbsucking: Adult bloodsucking is completely abnormal and needs psychological evaluation.. ...Read more
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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