Sprained Your Thumb? Treatment is Available at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Carson City, NV, Location

Sprained Thumb Carson City NVIf you’ve sprained your thumb, you may be able to find relief at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s office in Carson City, Nevada. We’re a full-service clinic that has been serving this area since 1966. Our team includes doctors, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and more, all of whom have the training and experience needed to skillfully treat your injury.
A sprained thumb occurs when the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is stretched or torn. This is the main ligament in the thumb, attached to its middle joint. Patients in Carson City, NV, and beyond often sprain their thumbs when they fall and land on their hands. Although it’s natural to extend your arms in an attempt to catch yourself or cushion your landing, the resulting force can cause the UCL to either stretch or tear, resulting in a sprain. A sprained thumb can cause the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Weakness
  • Inability to grasp objects

The team of professionals at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic have extensive experience treating thumb sprains. If your UCL is stretched, but not torn, we may be able to treat the sprain using conservative methods. These may include splinting, ice packs, and pain medication. If you’ve torn your UCL, however, we may need to perform surgery to reconnect the UCL to the bone. Although many patients believe that a sprained thumb can be treated at home, without the need for a doctor, we encourage you to seek prompt medical treatment. Failure to properly treat a sprain could potentially lead to complications such as arthritis or chronic instability.
If you think you may have sprained your thumb, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today to schedule an appointment at our Carson City, NV, office.

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

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"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."