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Glad to see that Tommays !

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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.
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Re: The Miracle of the Thumb

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

If someone was to lose two fingers, they still could count to 10, it would just be in base octal.
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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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Wow, amazing progress. Keep up the hard work and you'll be as good as new.
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Re: The Miracle of the Thumb

An oposing digit is not over rated...
Tough to do most anything just using 4 fingers, except pick yer nose.
I cut the tendon in my thumb and have permenant sutures in place now. I feel your pain.
Keep up with the PT and good luck

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Re: The Miracle of the Thumb

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I'm trying to picture PT for a damaged thumb. Hitch-hiking? Playing marbles? Twiddling your thumbs?...
I believe the most effective exercise is gripping a frosty glass cylinder and curling said cylinder toward the mouth for the oral administration of a carbonated medicinal elixir, repeated ad libitum.
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I believe the most effective exercise is gripping a frosty glass cylinder and curling said cylinder it toward the mouth for the oral administration of a carbonated medicinal elixir, repeated ad libitum.
Yes, and I've heard that different size bottles and cans as well as using green, brown and clear bottles is required. Something about the different colors and the repetitive action of using a bottle opener speeds recovery.
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