Thumb fractures can range from a displaced or non displaced fracture. Because injury to the thumb can have a permanent effect on everything from eating to work, this injury must always be taken seriously.

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Broken Thumb Symptoms

1. Thumb Fracture Pain

Thumb Fracture Pain

Watch for severe pain in the thumb. Having severe pain right after a broken thumb is normal. This pain occurs because the bones are surrounded by nerve tissue. When a bone breaks, the surrounding nerve tissue can be compressed or irritated, causing pain. If you do not experience severe pain right after an injury, chances are the thumb is not broken.

You will also experience severe pain if your thumb is touched or bent.

Usually, the closer the pain is to the joints where the thumb meets the hand (which is closest to the webbing finger between the thumb and index finger), the more alarming and the greater the possibility of complications for injury.

2. Thumb Fracture Deformity

Check if there are abnormalities in the injured part. You need to see if the shape of the thumb is still normal – is it bent in an unusual shape or twisted in a strange way? You also have to check if there are bones that penetrate out of the skin. If you see one of these signs, it’s likely that the thumb has broken.

The thumb is also likely to have bruises on its surface, which is a sign that the capillary blood vessels in the thumb tissue have ruptured.

Thumb Fracture Deformity

3. Try Moving Thumb

Try moving your thumb. If the thumb breaks, moving it will cause severe and serious pain. The ligaments that connect the bones are also less likely to function normally, so you’ll have trouble moving your thumb.

In particular, check whether you can move your thumb backwards. If your thumb can be moved backward without pain, chances are your thumb is only dislocated and the bones aren’t broken.

4. Watch for thumb numbness

Watch for numbness or coldness in the thumb. In addition to causing pain, a compressed nerve tissue can also make a thumb numb. The thumb also began to feel cold. This happens because a broken bone or a lot of swelling can inhibit blood vessels that carry blood to the thumb and surrounding tissue.

The thumb may also turn blue if the blood has very little or no blood.

5. Thumb Fracture Swelling

Check if there is swelling around the thumb. When a bone breaks, the area around it will swell due to inflammation. The thumb starts to swell for 5 to 10 minutes after the injury. After swelling, the thumb starts to become stiff.

Swelling of the thumb may also affect the fingers closest to it.

Thumb Fracture Swelling

If you suspect that your thumb has been broken, you should immediately see a doctor to get it fix. If you wait too long, the swelling caused by a broken bone will make the process of straightening it back difficult, which means the thumb can bend permanently. Call or Whatsapp 64762106 for an appointment with Thumb Fracture Specialist Clinic.

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