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What Could You Do To Help A Broken Thumb
Thumb spica: First off, you need to be seen. Your provider will ensure there are no complicating factors, such as dislocation or joint involvement that may need to be treated more carefully. An uncomplicated thumb fracture is treated by applying thumb spica cast that helps the fracture heal properly. Again, it is paramount for you to have your doctor advise you on your treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare: Experiencing a fracture without pain would be very rare. Occasionally, i will see a patient who had an x-ray that was incorrectly interpreted as a fracture by another clinician. A patient with severe neuropathy and the inability to sense pain would be someone who could have a fracture without pain. ...Read more
X-Ray is best way.: Taking a simple x-ray is the quickest way to determine if there is a fracture. A walk in clinic equipped with an x-ray machine should be less expensive than a hospital er is you do not have insurance. If you have a physician, an exam could steer you to the right place, perhaps to an x-ray facility with a script in hand for the x-ray. Missed fractures may lead to complications like displacement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Owwwww: I cannot tell for sure without seeing it but if it is excessively painful, continuing to swell or obviously broken get it looked at right away. ...Read more
Yes.: It is a myth that people cannot move a broken finger or thumb. Most muscles required to love your fingers are in your forearm, and they flex/extend the fingers by using tendons as pulleys. These tendons will still pull and move a broken bone...it just hurts. Some types of thumb fractures require surgery for best outcomes. If you have a lot of bruising, swelling or pain you should get x-ray ...Read more
I wake up with a thumb that is locked up. It goes away after i move it around. What could that be?
I cannot bend my thumb or extend it to turn a doorknob or pull with my thumb. What could be the problem?
I have these little brown dots under my skin on the tip of my thumb can anyone tell me what it could be?
Thumb bent backwards and made a loud pop. It hurts and when i move it it makes crackle noises. It's swelled. What could this be. What do I do?
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