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Old 05-19-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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Hurt Thumb

When I fell in the shower, I hurt my thumb. It has been sore for a week now. The base of my thumb developed a bruise and a bump is felt at the thumbís base on the palm side of my hand. I have iced it and took advil but that is not working. Do you think I might have sprained my thumb?

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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Re: Hurt Thumb

You may have. If you did, though, there is not a lot more that you can do for it than what you have already done. A trip to the doctor can rule out a fracture (break), but beyond that it sounds like you are doing the right thing.

 
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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Re: Hurt Thumb

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When I fell in the shower, I hurt my thumb. It has been sore for a week now. The base of my thumb developed a bruise and a bump is felt at the thumbís base on the palm side of my hand. I have iced it and took advil but that is not working. Do you think I might have sprained my thumb?

Cassie
I did not fall and hurt my thumb but I have the same symptoms that you have. Knot at the end of my thumb (in the palm part), my thumb hurts and I cannot bend it. When I pick some things up, it bends on it's own and hurts really bad and then it sticks in the bent over position for about 30 minutes. I cannot make it bend back on it's own.

My doctor said it's called "trigger finger" and I will have to have surgery to correct it.

I didn't know if you had any of the problems of not being able to bend the thumb.

 
Old 07-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #4
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Re: Hurt Thumb

It has been seven weeks since I fell in the shower and my Wrist, hand, and thumb are still sore. I fell on an outstretched hand. I got soap in my eyes and as I tried to turn around I slipped while I had both hands on the wall. My right one in back of me and my left on the side of me and as I fell, both hands went all the way down until I reached the tub surround. My left thumb bent inward underneath my left hand when I hit the tub surround. The pain immediately begun and it was awful. Do you think it might be more than just a sprain?

I got it checked out and they diagnosed me as a sprained wrist and hand. But it is still sore, swollen, and bruised, so I got a referral to Orthopedics. It is swollen on the palm side of my hand where the thumb is and near the wrist and there is a bump also on one of my thumb bones

This was because when I got surgery on my ankle in April, a few weeks later, I tried to take a shower and not put alot of weight on my ankle and that is how I fell. As I turned around I slipped.

 
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