Need some help from medical Peas please
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Onekwa
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Posted: 11/14/2012 6:37:29 AM
Last night I managed to jamb my right thumb somehow. I was tightening the cap on a gas can when it felt like my thumb went back. It hurt so bad! I can move it around, but it is sore. I can't do much with my hand. I have it taped up to keep it immobile, but what else can I do? Ice it? I don't think it's broken. I've done this before when I used to play volleyball but can't remember what I'm supposed to do. Thanks!

And another totally random question...probably TMI. Have you ever tried to wipe yourself with your opposite hand? Extremely hard to do!!!




5littlebugs
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Posted: 11/14/2012 7:58:48 AM
We always tell people ice 15 - 20 every hour for the first 24 hrs. You can take ibuprofen for the swelling.

My son jammed his thumb (more of a bent back like you mentioned) and I would tape it each day for him. He didn't hurt bending forward, but the littlest bend back brought him to tears.

I taped like this

hth


Marcie

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Posted: 11/14/2012 8:02:57 AM
Thank you Marcie!




Lizaanne
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Posted: 11/14/2012 8:12:19 AM
When I was a senior in High School I broke my wrist and hyperextended my thumb. Hyperextension is when you move a joint beyond it's normal range. You may have done that.


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