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broken or sprained thumb??

So i was playing volleyball last thursday and i went to set the ball,  my left thumb got pushed all the way back and it hurt severely for 2 hours after i hurt it.  i can barely move it and it hurts when i go to grab something! what happend?
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
This is either a tendon or a nerve injury or it can be muscle injury or even a fracture. The only way to confirm is get an X-ray done. Fractures will be caught on X-rays. If there is no fracture, then also you may need a pressure bandage to give rest to thumb. Apply ice, give rest, elevate had on a sling, and take an oral anti-inflammatory. Needless to say, consult a doctor immediately.
Take care!
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
This is either a tendon or a nerve injury or it can be muscle injury or even a fracture. The only way to confirm is get an X-ray done. Fractures will be caught on X-rays. If there is no fracture, then also you may need a pressure bandage to give rest to thumb. Apply ice, give rest, elevate had on a sling, and take an oral anti-inflammatory. Needless to say, consult a doctor immediately.
Take care!
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Should I use a sling until I go to the doctor? I am wearing an ace bandage on it. It's not swollen but in does hurt really bad.
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If it was broken you would know. I would guess hyperextension.
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I went to the doctor and they said they didn't see a fracture. He said to take the brace off sometimes and move it around. I tried to move it around, but i cant move it! I can't even touch the tip of my thumb to the base of my little finger!!! he said to come back at the end of the week if it doesn't get better.
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    is it possible for it to be a hairline fracture and not come up on the x-ray??
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could it be a torn ligament?
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  **** you!!!!!!!!!
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