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What is gamers thumb?

What is gamers thumb?

R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read more

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I was gaming for several hours and I woke up with my left thumb bigger than my right. It feels swollen but its not purple or anything. ?

I was gaming for several hours and I woke up with my left thumb bigger than my right. It feels swollen but its not purple or anything. ?

We'll amputate!: Joke! Naturally if you do any activity for a long period it can cause swelling. Your Left thumb is not in as good shape as your Right one. If you are rRght handed it is not surprising that your right thumb can work longer without trouble. Too much gaming, enough to cause physical symptoms is a big sign that you need to back off some and have other hobbies. Don't be a "1 trick pony." ...Read more

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Gamers thumb -- do I need a splint?

Gamers thumb -- do I need a splint?

Possibly: A splint may decrease your symptoms. Try an otc brace or consult with your physician about a custom brace. ...Read more

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I broke my thumb below the ip joint on rt hnd three weeks ago , no surg was needed when can I start to move it a gamers splint was orderd to also cover ip joint

I broke my thumb below the ip joint on rt hnd three weeks ago , no surg was needed when can I start to move it a gamers splint was orderd to also cover ip joint

Every : Every fracture has what we call a "personality". Some are very stable and require little immobilization. Others are unstable and require casting or surgery. The treatment is partially determined by the fracture location and pattern and partially to your age and activities. Most bony healing takes about 6 weeks, though some bones, like the tibia, take significantly longer. Usually we want to see evidence of bone healing on x-rays before allowing unrestricted motion of a broken bone. Your treating physician should have another appointment scheduled to re-check the x-rays and determine if you're ready to move the thumb again. ...Read more

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I had hand surgery a week ago to repair gamers thumb. My nail cuticle is really sore. Is this normal ? Or a cause for concern?

Check: The nail cuticle is not involved in the surgery you had but since you are "fresh post-op" only 1 week,it would be a good idea to check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is skier's thumb?

What is skier's thumb?

Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do with my thumb?

What to do with my thumb?

Re-ask: I am sorry but there isn't enough info about your thumb to provide a satisfactory answer. Please re-ask question with pertinent details. ...Read more

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How do I stop sucking my thumb?

Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read more

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Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Pain thumb: need to be more specific. could be injury, infection, arthritis. clinical correlation is important . Review with doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell if thumb is broken?

This requires X-Ray: Of the thumb and surrounding area.

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