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Re: The Miracle of the Thumb

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
I'm trying to picture PT for a damaged thumb. Hitch-hiking? Playing marbles? Twiddling your thumbs?

Glad to hear you are healing well and will still be able to count to 10.

Well the PT is brutal as the issue is the severed tendon and your thumb become ONE during the 6 weeks it in the cast not to mention your wrist is NOT really thrilled that it stay in one place for 6 weeks

Now you have to get things moving again WITHOUT tearing anything as at 6 weeks its just strong enough to move gently

So every two to three hours all day long you rub the scar and thumb to break lose the tissue and reduce the Edema in the thumb

Then you go through a crazy azz series of stretching that hurts and takes about 15 minutes

BUT it works and i have about 1/3 of the range of motion back in 10 days BUT the other 2/3 is gonna be rough

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