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Could a grade 1 thumb sprain last for 7 weeks, or is this more serious?

See your PCP. for evaluation, imaging and referral. 7 weeks is too long. If this ligament injury is not diagnosed and treated properly, it may lead to chronic instability, weakness, and ultimately arthritis and more unnecessary aggravations. Read more...

Symptoms of a grade two thumb sprain? How does a doctor diagnose it?

Exam. It is primarily a clinical diagnosis, that is to say it is based primarily upon an examination. X-rays are often obtained to rule out a bone injury. An X-ray taken with a stress view can be used in some cases to rule out a grade III injury. Read more...

What s the difference between a thumb sprain or fracture?

Thumb. A sprain effects the ligaments around the thumb joint while a fracture involves the bones of the thumb. Read more...
Ligament vs. bone. A sprain is a torn or partially-torn ligament. A fracture is a break of the actual bone. There are some kinds of sprains that are actually more problematic than a fracture. For instance, a sprain of the inner side of the thumb (gamekeeper's thumb) may need surgery if it is neglected. Usually fractures will heal but can become problems if the thumb is angled or the fracture goes into the joint. Read more...

Is 7 weeks too long for a grade 1 thumb sprain even if I didn't ice it at first?

See your PCP. for evaluation, imaging and referral. 7 weeks is too long. If this ligament injury is not diagnosed and treated properly, it may lead to chronic instability, weakness, and ultimately arthritis and more unnecessary aggravations. Read more...

Symptoms of a rcl grade 3 thumb sprain? 12 weeks after falling, it's still bothering me.

Grade 3 means total- -tear and immobilized by casting. Some aggressive hand surgeons do primary repairs. Also it depends on if it's Ur dominant hand, & what U do. A baseball pitcher may B treated more aggressively. After 13 weeks only reconstruction can help. . Read more...

Symptoms of a grade two rcl thumb sprain, it's been 7 weeks since I fell on it and it's still painful. Not continuous though. Only certain movements?

Bad Thumb Driver. If you've seen a doctor(hopefully a hand specialist),what did he do?? If not, it's should be immobilized for a while. Tendons and ligaments take a long time to heal,especially if you use them a lot.Try this: get some one-inch surgical tape at Rite Aid and drape it over the joint, tape ends pointing down, like a shawl. Put on a few layers. There! Snug! Feel better? If not, get back to that doctor!! Read more...