Can I send u a pic for opinion on this injury?
I have a hand/thumb injury. I’ve read about thumb injuries on several sites and know the basics now (level 1,2,3 – 3= surgery, etc.). I don’t have insurance so unless it’s an emergency, I don’t think I’ll be going to a doctor’s office for diagnosis or treatment. I practice martial arts and often attain injuries. This particular injury is at the base of my thumb and also the face of my palm near the base of my thumb. I injured it by getting it caught in my training partner’s gi (uniform) and yanked backwards at a weird angle. I can move my thumb a little, the range bieng about 1.5 inches at the tip without pain. In terms of grasping/pinching ability, I have very little, and can feel sharp pain if I attempt too much. Right after the injury, the face of my palm near the thumb got swollen to the point of freakish. I iced it as soon as I could. It’s been 24 hours since first injuring it and my palm is still very, very swollen, although it has gone down a little. The palm is sore and causes an unbearable sharp pain if I use too much hand strength in the wrong angle (which is nearly every angle). If I don’t move it, it doesn’t hurt. Has anyone ever come across this or have any ideas/opinions? I can send a jpeg (pic) of my injury to you. Thank you for your time. This is my first time here on this site/forum.