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Can a torn nerve in my thumb heal on it own?

Can a torn nerve in my thumb heal on it own?

Some: How much a nerve can heal depends upon how severe the injury and how long you have had the injury. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my dislocated thumb heal by itself?

Hi docs, would my dislocated thumb heal by itself?

Not correctly: If u have dislocated your thumb acutely you need to have the joint reduced promptly( either in the er or @ orthopedist's office).Most common thumb dislocations occur @ the metacarpal-phalangeal((knuckle) joint and occassionally require open reduction as tendon or other tissue can be 'stuck' in the joint.See an ors for evaluation/ x-rays for diagnosis and treatment . Best of luck! ...Read more

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Have you ever seen trigger finger (in thumb) heal without cortisone / surgery?

Have you ever  seen trigger finger (in thumb) heal without cortisone / surgery?

Trigger thumb: Flexor tenosynovitis ( trigger) is very common of all fingers including the thumb. Simple treatment includes consistent use of NSAIDs , avoidance of repetitive finger movements, splinting the involved fingers in extension nightly for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sprsined thumb to heal ?

How long does it take for a sprsined thumb to heal ?

It depends: Minor thumb sprains will usually feel better in 1-3 weeks. A more severe sprain might take several months to heal. Some sprains are so severe that surgery is required. If your thumb seems badly sprained, an evaluation by a hand surgeon is a good idea. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the partially torn ucl in my thumb to heal?

About 2months: Partial ucl tears of the thumb heal with bracing in about 2months. Full thickness tears require surgery to repair. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my sprained thumb to heal and what can I do to make it heal faster or feel better?

How long will it take for my sprained thumb to heal and what can I do to make it heal faster or feel better?

It depends: Where does your thumb hurt? How did you injure it? There are many factors that go into how long it will take for your thumb to feel better. Without specifically knowing your diagnosis, it is hard to say how long it will take to heal, or even if it will heal. I would suggest that you see a hand surgeon to have your thumb examined. ...Read more

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How long should it take for the partially torn ucl in my thumb to completely heal?

How long should it take for the partially torn ucl in my thumb to completely heal?

4-6 weeks: Depending upon your health, medicaitons and the degree of tear and injury, it should take 4-6 weeks. This is variable and will be determined by our hand surgeon and therapy. ...Read more

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How long does a sprain thumb take to heal?

How long does a sprain thumb take to heal?

Depends...: This depends on the severity of your injury. Minor sprains should resolve in a few weeks and more severe sprains can take a few months. Immobilization and anti-inflammatories will help encourage healing. ...Read more