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Will Thumb Heal
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: Usually 6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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