How to know if you have broken your thumb?

Some symptoms of a broken thumb include:

  • difficulty moving the thumb
  • sudden and severe pain in the thumb
  • swelling
  • tenderness to the touch
  • thumb appears misshapen
  • thumb feels cold to the touch
  • tingling and numbness in the thumb

How do you know if you broke or sprained your thumb? When you sprain your thumb, you’ll usually feel pain, discomfort, and stiffness at the base of your thumb near the palm. You may have trouble grabbing or pinching objects, or barely be able to move your thumb. You’ll also see swelling and bruising around the base of your thumb.

How can I tell if my Thumb is broken or bruised?

How to Diagnose a Broken Thumb – Identifying a Broken Thumb

  • Note any severe pain in the your thumb.
  • Look for any deformities at the site of the injury.
  • Try to move your thumb.
  • Pay attention to any numbness, tingling, or coldness you feel in your thumb.
  • Look for severe swelling around your thumb.

How long for a broken thumb bone to heal? Physical therapy is usually prescribed to help you regain movement of your thumb. Depending on the severity of your injury, it may take three months or longer to recover full use of your hand. Arthritis is a common complication of a broken thumb.

How do you know if your finger is broken or jammed? While a jammed finger is painful, it is not usually severe. A doctor can usually tell the difference between a jammed finger and a broken finger based on a visual examination. A broken finger may have a bone either visibly sticking out of the skin or will be protruding toward the skin.

Is my thumb broken or sprained?

Is my thumb broken or sprained? In your thumb, several ligaments help you grab objects, pinch, and make a fist. A thumb sprain is much less serious than a broken thumb because the ligament or bone isn’t broken or torn. A broken bone or a torn ligament may require more long-term treatment.

What is thumb strain? A sprained thumb (also known as a jammed thumb) is often the result of a repetitive action that strains the ligaments in the thumb. A ligament is soft tissue that connects bones to other bones, creating a complete joint.

What is a thumb ligament? The ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb attaches to the base of the thumb to the distal or furthermost end of the first metacarpal or wrist bone. It functions to stabilize the ulnar or lateral aspect of the first metacarpophalangeal joint (the first joint of the wrist and thumb).