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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

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Both wrist lock like trigger thumb. They both get stuck. What could this be? Look at utube locked wrist &thats my wrist

Both wrist lock like trigger thumb. They both get stuck. What could this be? Look at utube locked wrist &thats my wrist

Clicking and locking: In a wrist could be a ligament injury or tear, a looseness in the wrist causing a "clunk" when the wrist bones ar out of position and suddenly "catch up" and snap into place, a snapping tendon that is out of place and other things ( btw.. I looked up wrist lock on youtube and all i saw was defensive moves). ...Read more

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I just had atitches removed after having surgery on my thumb yesterday . It looks like there is a little opening in the surgical area.

I just had atitches removed after having surgery on my thumb yesterday . It looks like there is a little opening in the surgical area.

Show your incision: I am assuming you had something excised and after removing sutures you see an opening? If wound is dry, with no discharge or fluid oozing out, no redness around, and not much pain, then your wound is probably fine. if in doubt, show a doctor/ provider. ...Read more

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My right thumb is hurting at the tip like its frost bite but its not...It kinda feel like as if i broke a nail way down , but i havent?

My right thumb is hurting at the tip like its frost bite but its not...It kinda feel like as if i broke a nail way down , but i havent?

Nerve circulation: Issue with nerves and circulation can feel this way. So can small burns, bruises and swollen areas as can simple bruises and pinched tissue. Early nerve and circulation issues are the most common in the absence of redness swelling and trauma. ...Read more

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My left thumb shakes after i make like a thumbs up like win it wants to go to an relax it shakes funny should I be worried? I'm left handed

My left thumb shakes after i make like a thumbs up like win it wants to go to an relax it shakes funny should I be worried? I'm left handed

Congested nose huh: Some meds for nasal decongestion will make you hyper and shake. If you are getting too much thyroid meds, may also be the reason. Blood test will determine if that is the cause. Your headache maybe related to sinuses or blood pressure. Sure would be nice to know that your blood pressure isn't high! seek evaluation. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea and in the toilet saw a white, somewhat translucent bulb, about the size of the tip of a thumb. Looked like maybe a cocoon. Help?

I have diarrhea and in the toilet saw a white, somewhat translucent bulb, about the size of the tip of a thumb.  Looked like maybe a cocoon. Help?

If recur, see MD: many poorly digested foods or pills can swell and appear strange with diarrhea, but if diarrhea lasts more than a week, should seek medical attention to rule out underlying causes which can include infections, inflammation, hormonal and dietary causes. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a spasm in my left thumb, and I keep feeling a jerk like movement in the thumb. it's not painful, but is definitely annoying as?

I've been experiencing a spasm in my left thumb, and I keep feeling a jerk like movement in the thumb. it's not painful, but is definitely annoying as?

Muscle spasm: or tic or fasciculation. Suggests some nerve might have gotten pinched or a muscle is not happy. Very unlikely to be serious unless something is also happening in your hand or arm or if it comes on at the same time as head/neck pain on the same side. If so, see a clinician. ...Read more

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The top of my right thumb has been numb (but getting less so) for ~ but <1 week (i woke up one day and it was like that). What might cause this? I'm a 30 yr old active male with no known health probs.

Compression : The most common cause of your symptoms would be compression neuropathy. This can occur of the thumb or nerve was pinched while you slept. Another possibility is the circulation to your thumb being cut off temporarily. Both usually heal with time. ...Read more

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Why are my thumbs so short and stubby?

Why are my thumbs so short and stubby?

Natural variation: There is a whole host of variations on size and shape of human body. What you consider short and stubby may be eminently suited for some tasks and vocations and would put you at a competitive advantage. Make the best use of your God given assets and talents. May He bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity! ...Read more