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What is the treatment for jammed thumb causing trouble gripping and pain while bending?

Feb 2014
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Hi, I jammed my thumb yesterday during mma training. I have a fight coming up in 8 days. I have no trouble gripping things only slight pain however I have problems bending my thumb backwards, also there's a really sharp pain whenever I try to do it. Any suggestions?
Posted Sun, 5 Jan 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 44 minutes later
Brief Answer: Seems to be muscles strain. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. The symptoms you have described are more likely to be symptoms of muscles strain. To get relief from the pain and for quick healing: * Adequate rest for a few days * Ice packing over the affected area once in 2 hours * Once the acute pain subsides, Moist heat application over the affected muscles * Apply local anti-inflammatory gel 2-3 times a day. * Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and inflammation. * Do not lift weight or try to do exercise that involve painful muscles. Give proper time for the injury to heal. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care
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