Lv 5

Can you actually sprain your thumb? Mine really hurts but I have no idea what I have done to cause it. How do I cure it?

To make matters worse it's my left one, so it makes writing quite painful... (Yes, I'm a lefty...)

5 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
    Best answer

    Yes you can... you can also over work the muscles in your thumb, wrist or other parts of your hand which can cause discomfort/pain.

    You do have the option of seeking a doctor's advice if it doesn't heal up in a couple weeks.

    take care

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    This is God's way of telling you to stop butt-fingering using your thumbs.

  • Stan
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Could be signs of early arthritis, another stab in the dark. People a lot younger that your age (did you say 32ish?) get this terrible problem with joints.


    But of course, you can sprain your thumb I've done this a few times but always known that I have sprained it.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes, you can sprain your thumb. Any sprain is a soft-tissue injury to a ligament. It's common in sports or if you fall & jam your thumb. It's often called "Skier's thumb". You've probably sprained it if your thumb or hand swells, especially if it bruises. You can also get it as a repetitive strain injury.

    You can help yourself by using the thumb as little as possible, & applying ice to reduce pain & limit swelling. You're best served by consulting a doctor. You may need a splint or cast, or to have it taped up.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      Oh. correction: Is it now THREE exceedingly STUPID people, or an epidemic of thumb sprains? .

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Extensive writing will hurt your hand

    • Shona
      Lv 5
      4 weeks agoReport

      I cannot mark undergrads' assignments using a computer though...

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