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Had a thumb injury 3 weeks ago. X-rays came back as a strained thumb. How do I rehab it?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
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In brief: Motion exercises

Strain and sprain are different.
A strain is muscular in nature while a sprain is muscle to bone attached irritation. A sprain finger can take some time to recovery. There are hand therapists that your doc can refer if so needed.

In brief: Motion exercises

Strain and sprain are different.
A strain is muscular in nature while a sprain is muscle to bone attached irritation. A sprain finger can take some time to recovery. There are hand therapists that your doc can refer if so needed.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Must be patient

Sprains of the hand, especially sprains of the small joints of the fingers, are typically stiff and sore for a number of months-it sometimes takes a year or more for the soreness to go away, and sometimes the swelling can be permanent.
Just use it normally and expect slow improvement. If it doesn't improve, return to your doctor or see a hand surgeon.

In brief: Must be patient

Sprains of the hand, especially sprains of the small joints of the fingers, are typically stiff and sore for a number of months-it sometimes takes a year or more for the soreness to go away, and sometimes the swelling can be permanent.
Just use it normally and expect slow improvement. If it doesn't improve, return to your doctor or see a hand surgeon.
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Ask your physician for a referral to a hand therapist. There are splints and guidelines for protection with activity and rest periods that can speed your recovery. It is very important to avoid recurrent trauma to the swollen area while healing occurs.
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