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Got hard hit below thumb. Started getting pain. Should I consult a doctor?

hi i play softball and on Saturday i was catching for a pitcher, but somehow i caught the ball wrong and it hit kind of below my thumb but i still had a glove on. This has happened to me before, but i havent gone to the doctor about it because i thought it wasn t a major thing but on monday it hurt alot when i hurt it and now i can barely move it around.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim,apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid lifting weight and rest well.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
You can consult me again directly through my profile
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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