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Dr. Philip Rosenblum Dr. Rosenblum
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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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Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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What does a fractured thumb look like?

What does a fractured thumb look like?

Depends: It may not have an obvious deformity at all. X ray to be sure! ...Read more

Dr. Steven Brown Dr. Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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What does a ganglion cyst on the thumb look like?

What does a ganglion cyst on the thumb look like?

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

Dr. Mary Engrav Dr. Engrav
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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What is my thumb abnormality called? I was born with it. They look like fingers and i can only bend them about 10 degrees.

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 more

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Dr. Adetokunboh Ajoku Dr. Ajoku
Pediatrics
39 years in practice
University of Lagos College of Medicine
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Dr. Allen Fein Dr. Fein
Family Medicine
years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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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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Dr. Mark Wang Dr. Wang
Surgery - Hand Surgery
13 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Pain at the base of my thumb when i move it or touch it. What does this sound like?

Pain at the base of my thumb when i move it or touch it. What does this sound like?

Tendinitis: It is probably tendinitis rather than arthritis. It is generally easy to treat. See your family doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Valena Grbic Dr. Grbic
Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Novi Sad Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Morton Levitt Dr. Levitt
Pathology
45 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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

Dr. Andrea Rodgers Dr. Rodgers
Emergency Medicine
24 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Mark Einbecker Dr. Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
32 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What's the pain like after having surgery for a torn ligament in the thumb?

What's the pain like after having surgery for a torn ligament in the thumb?

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

Dr. Clarene Cress Dr. Cress
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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

Dr. G Jason Hunt Dr. Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery
12 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Milroy Samuel Dr. Samuel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. James Goodpaster Dr. Goodpaster
Dentistry
25 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
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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