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Thumb injury, what should I do ?

Last night I fell and caught myself with my thumb which bent upwards followed by a lot of pain, there wasn t too much swelling but felt stiff and sore , however couple of hours ago I accidently tried to use it and it seemed to pop out a little and now is red around the base of my thumb, and has swollen up, what should I do ? go A&E or just leave it be
Asked On : Sat, 15 Jan 2011
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Get an X ray in A&E. This may be a dislocation. If yes, may need reduction and immobilization.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jan 2011
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