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Is it normal for a thumb injury to hurt more when splinted?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Usually splinting will help keep the patient and injury more comfortable make sure the splint is applied properly and not too tight.

In brief: Not really

Usually splinting will help keep the patient and injury more comfortable make sure the splint is applied properly and not too tight.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
I agree with the above. If applied too tightly you may swell in a splint or cast making it uncomfortable, and in rare cases dangerous.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Position

Check the splint posotion, make sure it is not pressing on the injured area or causing stress to the area by poor postion.
Splints dont fit all hands, if you arein more pain talk to your treating provider.

In brief: Position

Check the splint posotion, make sure it is not pressing on the injured area or causing stress to the area by poor postion.
Splints dont fit all hands, if you arein more pain talk to your treating provider.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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