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What Does A Broken Thumb Feel Like
Terrible bad!!!!!!!!: One reliable sympton of a broken bone is horrible pain. The broken bone just does not want to be moved at all. A bad strain could also give just as much pain, so that is why your physician often needs an x-ray to help sort things out. Some fractures such as an impacted fracture of the upper arm or a skull fracture may not be that painful, so we do not just go by pain. Go for an exam by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Most symptoms would be swelling, pain and a feeling of instability. ...Read more
Varies: Believe it or not, every patient can have a different experience/sensations with a broken arm, ranging from sharp pains to aching pains, burning pains, numbness (if nerves are involved), shooting pains, etc. If the arm is not well immobilized, you may also have a sense of instability or bones rubbing. ...Read more
Fingertips feel like pins and needles like a splinter but I have no idea why. If you push down on where it hurts it feels like a knot. What is that?
Doctor can examine: If there is a lump in the fleshy part of the fingertip, and it's not the bone, then there is something else there, which could be a reaction to a small splinter. A primary doctor (pediatrician, internist, family doctor) can examine to see what it might be. If needed, a referral to the hand surgeon can be done. If persistent pins and needles are the main symptom, a neurologist referral can help. ...Read more
One of my fingers feels like it might be broken - what is the difference between a broken finger and trigger finger? how could i tell if it's broken?
pain and a positive x-ray? Sometimes the X-ray my look or be read as " negative"
The pain can be severe but there are many times that the pain is annoying and mild and comes on gradually and in fact ignored, this is why many non displaced scaphoid fractures are not diagnosed at the time of injury, especially with a so called negative xray. additional X-rays, special views and MRI can help dx ...Read more
Sprained wrist but if it is will it feel like a bruise near the thumb and wrist joint or what else could it be?
See md: Unsure how long it has hurt but if it continues to hurt in this location tendonitis of the thumb tendon by the wrist ( de quervain's) is extremely common. Your 'sprain' may have dissipated but if you continue to use your wrist your tendon can become irritated .If u fell hard on your outstretched wrist and have cont'd pain u may have a fx. Of scaphoid . See your ors! best of luck! ...Read more
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