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Question by  DP (6)

What are some signs of a broken thumb?


Answer by  motliec (183)

Some signs of a broken thumb can be swelling along with bruising. The inability to move the thumb, loss of sensation to the thumb, deformation of the thumb, and pain.


Answer by  Buckdoc (92)

A broken thumb may be recognized by swelling, bruising, severe pain, or deformity of the finger. Movement may be difficult. Definitive diagnosis will involve an x-ray of the hand.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

The thumb will probably be deformed. Your thumb may be severely bruised and hard, if not impossible, to bend. You will probably have intense pain for at least a few days. Is your thumb cold to the touch? Sometimes broken bones will feel cold around the break or the whole finger may be cold.


Answer by  jennyanydots (294)

Deformity of the digit, redness, pain and or swelling are all signs of a broken thumb. There may be a feeling of "crunching" known as crepitus when the thumb is moved. Inability to use the thumb is another good indicator. If you suspect that the thumb is broken, please have it assessed by a physician.


Answer by  Maria26 (185)

Signals that your thumb is broken are usually that it looks broken, there is pain coming from the thumb, it looks red, and you just had an accident.


Answer by  raun08 (1839)

An inability to bend the thumb at all, accompanied by extreme pain and tenderness. Generally there will be bruising and swelling around the area of the break but it could be around the whole thumb as well.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

A broken thumb can be detected by swelling and brusing to the area as well as the inability to move the thumb without pain shooting through out the hand and possible arm.

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