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What could you do to help a broken thumb?

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 more

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How could I break my thumb with no pain?

How could I break my thumb with no pain?

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

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How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

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 more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my thumb is broken?

Can you tell me how I could tell if my thumb is broken?

Fracture/ Break: A medical evaluation, history and X-ray are needed to accurately diagnose a fracture/ break in most cases. ...Read more

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I have slammed a door on my thumb and it is more than black & blue. Could it be serious?

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

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If you break you thumb could you still kind of move it? Because my right thumb is really painfull

If you break you thumb could you still kind of move it? Because my right thumb is really painfull

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

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I cannot bend my thumb or extend it to turn a doorknob or pull with my thumb. What could be the problem?

I cannot bend my thumb or extend it to turn a doorknob or pull with my thumb. What could be the problem?

Trigger finger?: Hi, does your thumb catch, snap and lock? If that's the case then you might have something called Trigger Finger which is due to inflammation of tenosynovial membrane, plz see your PMD for further assessment. ...Read more