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Thumb pops and gets stuck on moving, does not bend post a fall, wrist sprain. Should I keep trying to bend it?

Hi, I self diagnosed my thumb a few weeks ago (rt hand , rt handed) as trigger thumb. It pops when I move it and gets stuck alittle bit. I fell 4 days ago and now I cannot bend my thumb. There is no bruising and very little swelling . I sprained my wrist at the same time, splinted that, and it is tons better. I have full range of movement in my thumb, I just cannot bend it. Should I splint my thumb or keep trying to use and bend it? Lynn
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury, ligament 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.

Meanwhile you should splint your thumb till diagnosed.

Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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