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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
swelling: Ganglion cysts of the thumb arise from the synovium of one of the joints of the thumb. This can be the mp joint, ip joint or cmc joint, they are swollen tense cystic masses usually on the dorsum of the joint. Ganglions of the ip joint can also cause nail deformities. If painful or symptomatic seek care of a hand surgeon. ...Read more
What is my thumb abnormality called? I was born with it. They look like fingers and i can only bend them about 10 degrees.
I : I wonder if it is congenital trigger thumb, which is a tightening up of the tendon. It is a rare condition. In general, this is corrected at an early age by surgery. There are other congenital conditions that may have caused this. If it is restricting your activities, you should see a plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what look like calluses on the back of 3 fing3rs and thumb on right hand i file them down and they come back they all started as a cut or punct?
On my left hand my thumb has little white bumps on that look like a pimple when they open the skin then peels and they keep spreading?
Left elbow, started what look like scratch now look like bug bite.More have come up & extremely itchy.Have pain arm to thumb, thumb joint severe pain?
Send photo: Sounds like a spider or big bite. These can get infected so take a photo to send and follow. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thumb keeps getting stuck in one position and is extremely painful. What does this sound like?
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
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
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
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?
Different for all: Pain is percieved differently by all of us. Some of us have a higher pain tolerance than others but your doc will give you something for the pain. ...Read more
My daughters thumb is hurting like inside her thumb but I don't know if I should visit a doctor.
Need information: She should be evaluated if the thumb is red or swollen or if she is unable to move it, I.e, bend and extend it, and the symptoms last more than a day or two. If it just a little stiff and the finger looks normal otherwise, it is reasonable to wait a few days. ...Read more
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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