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I fell on my thumb today and it has been hurting for hours

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I fell on my thumb today and it has been hurting for hours from tip to middle of hand above the thumb. Should I see a doctor or maybe it is just a sprain. I cannot use the thumb and cannot grip anything with it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Welcome to Justanswer website.

Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

On a grade of 1 to 10 how would you rate the pain?

Do you have associated swelling in thumb?

Are you able to rotate thumb sideways?

How long back this happened?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1. 10 if i move it
2. somewhat
3. yes but it hurts
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
4. this afternoon around three p.m.
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for all these additional details.

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

Well, from the description and considering severity of pain, I would suggest that you should not delay and rush to ER ASAP.

Having swelling and very severe pain should be clinically evaluated by doctor.

Your doctor may suggest x-rays to ensure that the bone is not broken.

If the ligament is only partially torn, your doctor will probably immobilize your thumb joint with a bandage, cast, or splint until it heals.

Please see doctor in ER ASAP and get this issue managed.

Hope this helped

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.
Dear customerIs there anything else that you would like to know. , I am happy to address your follow-up questions.Thank you.Kind RegardsDr.Josh
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The suggestion was not helpful and would like a refund
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


I have forwarded this issue to Moderators for refunds.

Thank you.