Yeah, I don’t even know if that’s what it’s called.
Still I think I have a dislocated bone in my thumb. I noticed it 2 nights ago. When I try to bend it down, it’s clearly wonky, and it hurts. And the bump seems clearly a bone, not a callous or mass.
Of course, I could be wrong, but that’s what I’m leaning towards. My question is what’s going to happen to me? And who’s going to do what to it?
I’m pretty sure it’s not an emergency, more in the, ‘if it hurts when you do that, don’t do that’, category. Thing is I’m scheduled for a week in the bush, starting next Monday. I’ll be far from any aid. With people, but still. I’m uncertain what might happen if I put off doing anything until I get back. I wonder what the downsides might be.
I may drop round my Doc’s office tomorrow, and see if she’ll look at it. But I’m equally confused about what will be done, to be honest. Will she fix it? Just snap it back into place? (Ouch!) Or will she send me to urgent care? Will they put a splint on it? Will I be able to canoe?
So many questions, I know! But to be honest, I didn’t even know you could do such a thing, and I have not the faintest idea how I did it. I’ve also never broken or dislocated anything in my life, so I am woefully ignorant on all such matters.
Thanks for any info you feel like sharing. I’m looking for more general info, than actual medical advice, so please feel free to let fly with any and all diagnoses, if you feel the urge! I promise I will be seeing an actual Doctor in the near future.