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Persistent thumb pain after a fall? Get an x-ray!

Using your hands to break a fall is common enough through all age groups, and so is the pain around the point of contact of the wrist and hand against the ground.   This is known as  a foosh injury – Fall On an Outstretched Hand. But if you or your child has pain around the base of the thumb near the wrist after the fall that is worse with use, hurts at night and doesn’t get better after a couple of days it’s very important to get it checked for a fracture.   Whilst most fractures heal quite well by themselves, because of the way the scaphoid is plumbed up to

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