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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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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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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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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 left foot (thumb) under the foot is hurting very badly for last two weeks. It feels like it is broken/trapnerve. I'm using 3/4 of my foot to walk.

My left foot (thumb) under the foot is hurting very badly for last two weeks. 
It feels like it is broken/trapnerve.
I'm using 3/4 of my foot to walk.

Time go get seen!: Foot pain has many causes. Did you hurt it? Change shoes? See a podiatrist or your regular doc to find out what is going on. It could be something simple like an ingrown toenail or a problem with your circulation or the bone or nerves. Cannot tell from what you have told us, so see a qualified doctor for a more in-depth evaluation. Consider Healthtap Prime too, for help sorting out the problem. ...Read more

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I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

Arthritis: Unless you have fallen or had some significant traums to your hand it would be extremely unlikely that you have a broken bone. The joint at the base of the thumb in that area is the second most common site for arthritis. It affects women about six times as frequently as men -- and no it is not because they work harder -- but due to hormonal effects on the ligament causing them to be looser. ...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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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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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