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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
Category: Neurology
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Experience:  Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience
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I cut my finger between the thumb and the next finger, it is

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I cut my finger between the thumb and the next finger, it is tender but no true pain. I can not bend my thumb the way I use to, do you think it is from cutting it?
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I only had the pain when I cut it and there really is no pain. My concern is my limited use of bending the thumb.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 month ago.

Hi Mary. Is the thumb, finger or area between them swollen?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 month ago.

Are you able to make a fist?

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 month ago.

If you are not able to make a fist or fully bend your thumb, you may have cut or injured a tendon that attaches a muscle to the bones of the digit. This is a serious injury as it does not heal on its own. Without proper repair, you might permanently lose function in the finger. I would suggest you have this evaluated by your doctor or a hand specialist (usually an orthopedic surgeon). This would be the best way to insure a good recovery from your injury.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 month ago.

Hello. How's your hand today? Do you have any follow up questions for me?

Let me know if you do and I would be happy to help further.

If you have no more questions, a positive rating would be much appreciated.