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What should i do for fractured right thumb?

I recently fractured my right thumb - distal fracture is what the x-ray showed at UC clinic. The thumb was forced back when I was trying to adjust (slide) the heat control knob switch on my "new" (old) 1993 Honda Civic LX causing immediate pain in the finger tip area and feeling as if it were slammed in a door. I'm still in acute pain and have a finger splint. I cannot touch finger with anything or move it far without lots of pain. It is still quite swollen. Is there more that can be done or should be done?
Tue, 24 Jun 2014
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Hi and welcome to HCM. Thanks for the query.
well, i should see xray image but if this is distal fracture then usual therapy is 2-3 weeks immobilsiation and resting. there is no other treatment take analgesia and apply ice compresses. it will heal in 4 weeks
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What should i do for fractured right thumb?

Hi and welcome to HCM. Thanks for the query. well, i should see xray image but if this is distal fracture then usual therapy is 2-3 weeks immobilsiation and resting. there is no other treatment take analgesia and apply ice compresses. it will heal in 4 weeks