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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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Do thumbs have bursa?

Do thumbs have bursa?

No: There is a bursa at the level of the wrist involving the flexor polices longs tendon but not in the thumb itself. ...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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What cause nodules on thumbs?

What cause nodules on thumbs?

Couple of things: Somewhat common is a ganglion cyst (small collection of concentrated joint fluid). Gouty tophus, or maybe a bone/cartilage cyst, or bone spur can form "nodules" on the thumb area. If it is bothersome to you, i suggest getting evaluated. Good luck. ...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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How can you fix a broken thumb?

How can you fix a broken thumb?

Many ways: It depends on the type of thumb fracture that you have. Some require immobilization only, others are best served with fixation with pins or plates and screws. If you have a thumb fracture, please see an orthopedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure your fracture is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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The tip of my thumb is painful?

The tip of my thumb is painful?

Injury?: Can't explain this other than injury or overuse of the thumb (video game enthusiasts get this a lot). Using the thumb to text can do it as well. Look into what, if any, overuse activities with the thumb you might be doing. ...Read more

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How can I stop sucking my thumb?

How can I stop sucking my thumb?

Nail polish: Couple of things you might consider: wear a sock on your hand when you go to bed, create a barrier between the thumb and your mouth, another is to look at your self in a mirror as you suck your thumb, keep that visual in mind when you feel the urge. Third , you can purchase a nail polish that is designed to taste bad when you put your thumb in your mouth. You can obtain it at the grocery store. ...Read more

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How can you tape a broken thumb?

How can you tape a broken thumb?

Difficult: Certain finger and toe fractures can be treated with taping. The taping is usually done from one finger to the next. This cannot be done with the thumb as there is no finger next to it. Thumb fractures are best treated in the splint or cast. ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken thumb?

How can you heal a broken thumb?

Splint: Either you splint it or have it fixed. It heales in 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How to stop the pain in my thumb?

Need to determine: the cause of the thumb pain to adequately treat it. In the meantime NSAID's or Acetaminophen may help to lessen pain. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken thumb?

How can you treat a broken thumb?

Depends on fracture : The treatment of a thumb fracture depends on the fracture type. Some require surgery, some do not. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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How rare are triphalangeal thumbs?

Very: They are present in less than 1/100, 000 live births. ...Read more