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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
Question: Broken or Sprained thumb?
|lovelythumb - Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:55 am||
I fell on my hand on Friday, it's now Tuesday and it is still just as swollen and my palm is bruised. It's not a deep bruise like when I broke my pinky, but it seems to deepen if I used my hand or soak it in water and then fade after letting my hand rest. I can my move thumb from side to side and bend it slightly, but not enough to make a fist and it's pretty stiff. It hurt a lot when I first injured my thumb, but now it just hurts if I put pressure on it or try to bend it more than it wants to go. It tingles and feels numb sometimes. Is there a possibility that it's broken and should I go to the doctor, even though it has been a few days? I was waiting to see if it got better on it's own thinking it had just been jammed in the fall, but now I'm not sure since it hasn't gotten better.
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:17 pm||
Sometimes a sprained can cause lasting pain and needs care to protect the joint(s) with splinting or ACE wrap and pain control.
But I would start by doing an x-ray to rule out fracture.
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