How do I know if my thumb is sprained?
Common symptoms of a sprain include:
- pain that radiates throughout the hand or wrist.
- bruising, swelling, or discoloration around the thumb.
- looseness in the joint or trouble moving the thumb.
How do you help a sprained thumb?
Treatment of a thumb sprain
- Rest the injured hand and protect it from further injury by taping the thumb or using a wrist and thumb support.
- Apply ice or cold therapy as soon as possible after the injury.
- Wear a compression bandage or thumb support to protect the joint and help reduce swelling.
Can I drive with a sprained thumb?
normal. If you are unable to maintain a strong grasp, you should not drive. Before returning to sport, ensure that your thumb is pain-free, strong and supple. If you develop new symptoms or are concerned see your GP or return to the Emergency Department.
Can a sprained thumb heal on its own?
A mild sprain should heal in about six weeks if you wear a splint or cast and do rehabilitation exercises. A more serious sprain may take several months to heal before you regain most of your thumb’s function again, especially if you had UCL surgery.
Should you wrap a sprained thumb?
Treatment of a thumb sprain
Rest the injured hand and protect it from further injury by taping the thumb or using a wrist and thumb support. Apply ice or cold therapy as soon as possible after the injury. Wear a compression bandage or thumb support to protect the joint and help reduce swelling.
What does it feel like when you sprain your thumb?
When you sprain your thumb, you’ll usually feel pain, discomfort, and stiffness at the base of your thumb near the palm. You may have trouble grabbing or pinching objects, or barely be able to move your thumb. You’ll also see swelling and bruising around the base of your thumb.
How do you tape a sprained thumb?
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How long does a sprained thumb take to heal?
Minor sprains can heal in as few as 2 weeks. More severe sprains can take 6 to 12 weeks, or longer. Anyone who experiences thumb pain, particularly if it lasts longer than a few days should see a doctor.
Can you still move your thumb if it’s broken?
Your thumb may be fractured or broken if you fall on it or have direct impact on the joint. You might feel a lot of pain in the area, severe swelling, inability to move your thumb, or your thumb may appear deformed. If you have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor for a proper diagnosis and recovery plan.
How do I know if I tore a ligament in my thumb?
You may have bruising, tenderness, and swelling around the base of your thumb, near the palm. If the ulnar collateral ligament is completely torn, the end of the ruptured ligament may cause a lump or swelling on the inside of the thumb. Your thumb joint may also feel loose or unstable.
How do you tape a thumb?
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