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What does a broken thumb feel like?

What does a broken thumb feel like?

Painful: Broke bones in the fingers/thumb are usually swollen and painful. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken thumb to heal?

How long will it take for a broken thumb to heal?

6 weeks: But will take several more weeks for range of motion to improve after the fracture heals. ...Read more

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Does a broken thumb get a cast?

Does a broken thumb get a cast?

Yes and No: Depends on the injury and location. There are so many factors that go into deciding this, it is best to consult a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Does a broken thumb always get a cast?

Does a broken thumb always get a cast?

Level of fracture: Often times fractures of the base of metacarpal or intra articular fracture may require surgery for stabilization. So sometimes thumb fractures require even more than just casting. You need an x-ray for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is trigger thumb like?

What is trigger thumb like?

Painful triggering: Trigger thumb is a stenosing (constricting) tenosynovitis resulting in inflammation and pain, often worsened by movement. When the symptoms are severe, triggering or catching at the thumb may be noted. Non-operative modalities include anti-inflammatory medication, temporary splinting, and corticosteroid injection. Open trigger thumb release may be warranted for recalcitrant cases. ...Read more

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My thumb keeps getting stuck in one position and is extremely painful. What does this sound like?

My thumb keeps getting stuck in one position and is extremely painful. What does this sound like?

Snapping thumb: This is a snapping thumb secondary to tendinitis. It is usually easy to treat with a local cortisone injection. Resistent cases can resolve with a minor surgical release. Have it evaluated an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have light brown lines on both of my thumbs and my nails are kinda bumpy like horizontal ridges?

I have light brown lines on both of my thumbs and my nails are kinda bumpy like horizontal ridges?

Nails as a mirror: Nail and skin changes could be reflective of systemic or local diseases. When did you notice these changes? Are you pushing your cuticles down causing nail bed trauma? Do you have any other symptoms and/or chronic diseases? Is your diet balanced - are you taking enough minerals and vitamins? ...Read more

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My thumbs move like they are frost bitten. Really slow. Just the movement not the cold feeling. What is this?

My thumbs move like they are frost bitten. Really slow. Just the movement not the cold feeling. What is this?

Both Thumbs Stiff: There are 765 known causes of bilateral thumb stiffness, but the top five are bilateral small joint arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, symmetrical arthritis, osteoarthritis, and lupus, without further details, it is very hard to say, but you should definitely want to rule out lupus or another related connective tissue disorder. Does your work/avocation involve repetitive hand movements? Check w/ md. ...Read more

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My wrist has been hurting all week and it feels like it needs popped, but it hurts to even try. Today it hurts worse and can barely move my thumb?

My wrist has been hurting all week and it feels like it needs popped, but it hurts to even try. Today it hurts worse and can barely move my thumb?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If Ibuprofen is not relieving the symptoms, it is particularly important for you to see your physician for an examination and may be some tests. ...Read more

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I hurt my thumb on July 12 and almost a month later it is still hurting, it is on both sides, ucl and rcl,when I pull it I feel like it pops.Thoughts?

I hurt my thumb on July 12 and almost a month later it is still hurting, it is on both sides, ucl and rcl,when I pull it I feel like it pops.Thoughts?

Sprain vs fracture: Hi there,
I have a few questions; how did you injure it, where on your thumb is the pain and did you have an x-ray to rule out a fracture? It sounds like a sprain which can take about 4 weeks to heal, but without more info i can't be sure. ...Read more

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What would a broken thumb look like?

What would a broken thumb look like?

Depends: Thst depends on how bad the break is. If a bone is just chipped in a small area or even have an avulsed or torn tendon, the bone may look normal but jist not move right, while a large break may be comminuted and very misshapen. If there is a question, if you can't grip or squeeze things then you should get an x-ray. ...Read more

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My thumb was pulled all the way back and popped. Feels like it's out of place and hurts when i hit it accidentally.

My thumb was pulled all the way back and popped. Feels like it's out of place and hurts when i hit it accidentally.

Have it looked At!: I would either call my doctor or go to er or urgent care center to have it looked at to be sure but I use my hands for a living. Hand injuries are not something to "wait & see" about in general. It could be a pulled tendon or ligament and may heal on it's own but let someone that knows make that call! ...Read more

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Can a thumb size girth like 3" (which is much below than average size of 4.5-5") is enough for women ? I have heard girth matters a lot?

Can a thumb size girth like 3" (which is much below than average size of 4.5-5") is enough for women ? I have heard girth matters a lot?

Size: can matter, although, too large can be a problem. Technique and other things such as foreplay can help stimulate and excite women, don't give up! Best of luck. ...Read more

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What does a fractured thumb look like?

Depends: It may not have an obvious deformity at all. X ray to be sure! ...Read more

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What is a trigger thumb operation like?

What is a trigger thumb operation like?

Limited: Surgery requires local anesthesia, a small 1-1.5 cm incision in the distal palm and takes aprox. 10-15 min to perform. No splint or cast is applied just a light soft dressing and motion of the finger is encouraged. Seems simple but be sure to seek out a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What would a broken thumb or finger feel like?

What would a broken thumb or finger 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 more

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My thumb is swollen in the lower part. I can move it, but if i touch it. It hurts like crazy?

My thumb is swollen in the lower part. I can move it, but if i touch it. It hurts like crazy?

Gout vs Infection: Classic gouty symptoms or infection. Usually a blood test and possibly a joint aspiration can prove which most of the time. You can get a cortisone shot in the joint when they do the aspiration. I find a shot (in arm or buttocks) of the NSAID Totadol gives 80% - 90% relief in 30 minutes for gout but not infection.
Either can ruin the cartilage, infection in 2 days, gout in a few months. Get checkd ...Read more