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Sports Injuries

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Posted by: Ray | 2018/10/17

Q.

Thumb injury/sprain?

I've fell a couple times on my thumb while playing soccer around 6 months ago. At the time, I didn't think much of it as I figured it would heal given some time. Although most of the pain has subsided from those incidents, I still feel a bit of pain and resistance at the base of my thumb when trying to flex my thumb all the way. A couple weeks ago (October 4, 2018), I was hit again on my thumb and it bent backwards and down (hyperabduction I believe). Examining it bilaterally compared to my other hand, my right thumb was displaced further down, and I immediately suspected something to be wrong. I went to urgent care where they took an X-ray and said that there were no dislocations or fractures. Two weeks later, there isn't much pain but my right thumb still looks displaced. I believe I may have torn my UCL, but I also believe there may be some other damage I'm unaware of. Any thoughts/suggestions?

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