Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

Pain and tenderness are prime signals

(HealthDay News) -- A painful thumb may be more than an inconvenience -- it may signal a fracture that needs a doctor's care.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons says symptoms of a fractured thumb may include:

  • Significant pain or tenderness.
  • Coldness or numbness.
  • Swelling of the thumb.
  • Difficulty or inability to move the thumb.
  • A thumb that appears misshapen.
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