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Fractured Thumb or bone in hand
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Fractured Thumb or bone in hand

I was helping to put a ceiling up and I had to push it towards middle of room. I am only 115 lbs and 5"2, little boned. Anyway, when I did try to use my hand as a hammer, lol, my thumb went all the way back and I heard a crack/crunch. The pad around my thumb is swollen 3x's its size and my fingers are all swollen. I did this 2 days ago and have faithfully kept ice on it. Now where your life line would be on my hand it is black and blue and swelling is still there. Of course I can't use my thumb and there sometimes is some nerve pain going to my middle and ring finger.  We do not have insurance since my husband lost his job...but he also says that the ER wouldn't be able to do anything because of where he believes the fracture is. It is painful and if I keep my hand down, it will start to pound.  What should I do?  
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