Veda Medical


Welcome to Veda Medical, a premier healthcare provider committed to delivering comprehensive care for various medical conditions. Among the conditions we specialize in are thumb injuries, recognizing the thumb’s critical role in hand function, and overall dexterity.

The thumb is a remarkable digit that enables us to perform precise movements and grasp objects precisely. However, it’s intricate anatomy and constant use make it susceptible to injuries and conditions that can affect its function and mobility. At Veda Medical, we understand thumb injuries’ impact on daily activities and quality of life, and our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care to address these concerns.

Our experienced physicians, surgeons, therapists, and support staff collaborate to effectively diagnose, treat, and manage thumb injuries. We employ state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and evidence-based treatment approaches to ensure accurate diagnoses and optimal patient outcomes.

Thumb injuries include fractures, sprains, ligament tears, tendon injuries, and joint instability. These injuries can occur due to traumatic events, such as falls or sports-related incidents, as well as overuse or repetitive stress injuries. Regardless of the cause, our team is equipped with the expertise and resources to provide specialized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

At Veda Medical, we offer a comprehensive range of services to address thumb injuries:

  1. Diagnostic Imaging: We utilize advanced imaging technologies, such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ultrasound, to obtain detailed images of the thumb and surrounding structures. These diagnostic tools aid in accurate assessments and help guide treatment decisions.
  2. Non-surgical Interventions: For mild to moderate thumb injuries, our team may recommend non-surgical interventions, including splinting or bracing, physical therapy, and targeted exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Our therapists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to optimize your recovery.
  3. Surgical Interventions: In cases where conservative treatments do not provide adequate relief or for more severe thumb injuries, surgical intervention may be necessary. Our highly skilled hand surgeons specialize in various surgical techniques, such as tendon repairs, ligament reconstructions, fracture fixations, and joint stabilizations. We aim to restore thumb function and facilitate a prompt return to normal activities.
  4. Rehabilitation and Therapy: Our hand therapy team plays a vital role in recovery. They provide comprehensive rehabilitation programs to restore strength, improve range of motion, and enhance overall hand function. Therapists work closely with patients to ensure optimal recovery and assist in regaining optimal hand function.

At Veda Medical, we are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care, ensuring you receive personalized attention and a treatment plan tailored to your needs. We strive to deliver exceptional outcomes, utilizing the latest advancements in medical technology, evidence-based practices, and a multidisciplinary approach to optimize your recovery.

When you choose Veda Medical for your thumb injury care, you can expect a comprehensive and collaborative approach focused on restoring your thumb function, reducing pain, and enabling you to resume your normal daily activities confidently. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are dedicated to helping you regain optimal hand health and function.

Types of Thumb Injuries and Issues

Thumb injuries and issues can encompass a variety of conditions, ranging from acute injuries to chronic conditions. Here are some common types of thumb injuries and issues:

  1. Thumb Fractures: Fractures of the thumb can occur due to a direct blow, fall, or other traumatic events. These fractures may involve thumb bones, such as metacarpals or phalanges. Fractures can cause pain, swelling, deformity, and limited thumb movement.
  2. Thumb Sprains: Thumb sprains typically occur when the ligaments supporting the thumb are stretched or torn. This can happen during a fall or when the thumb is forcefully bent or twisted. Thumb sprains can cause pain, swelling, instability, and difficulty gripping or pinching objects.
  3. Skier’s Thumb (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury): Skier’s Thumb is an injury to the thumb’s ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). It usually results from a forceful abduction or outward movement of the thumb, causing the UCL to tear or rupture. This injury can cause pain, swelling, weakness, and instability in the thumb.
  4. Trigger Thumb: Trigger Thumb is a condition characterized by the inflammation or thickening of the flexor tendon sheath in the thumb. It can cause the thumb to lock or catch when attempting to bend or straighten it. Trigger Thumb may be accompanied by pain, swelling, and difficulty with thumb movement.
  5. Thumb Tendonitis: Thumb tendonitis, also called De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, is an inflammatory condition affecting the tendons that control thumb movement. It typically causes pain and swelling at the base of the thumb, making it painful to grasp or twist objects.
  6. Thumb Arthritis: Thumb arthritis, specifically basal joint arthritis or carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis, occurs when the cartilage at the base of the thumb wears down, leading to pain, stiffness, and decreased thumb function. Thumb arthritis can result from wear and tear or be associated with underlying conditions such as osteoarthritis.
  7. Gamekeeper’s Thumb: Gamekeeper’s Thumb, also known as skier’s thumb, is an injury to the thumb’s ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). It typically occurs when there is a forceful thumb abduction or when the thumb is forcibly bent backward. Gamekeeper’s Thumb can cause pain, instability, and difficulty gripping or pinching objects.

It’s important to note that the severity and treatment approach for these thumb injuries and issues can vary depending on individual factors. If you are experiencing thumb pain, swelling, or any difficulties with thumb movement, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment recommendations.

Recovery From a Thumb Injury or Issue

Recovery from a thumb injury or issue depends on the specific condition and the severity of the injury. The recovery process typically involves a combination of rest, rehabilitation, and adherence to the treatment plan prescribed by a healthcare professional. Here are some general guidelines for recovering from a thumb injury or issue:

  1. Rest and Immobilization: Following a thumb injury, allowing the injured thumb to rest and protect it from further damage is essential. Immobilization can be achieved using a splint, brace, or cast, which helps stabilize the thumb and promotes healing. It is crucial to follow the recommended duration of immobilization to allow the injured structures to heal correctly.
  2. Pain Management: Pain and discomfort are common after a thumb injury. Over-the-counter pain medications or prescribed pain relievers can be used to manage pain. Applying ice packs to the injured thumb can help reduce swelling and provide temporary pain relief. As a healthcare professional advises, it is essential to follow the recommended dosage and frequency of pain medication.
  3. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation: A healthcare professional may recommend a physical therapy program tailored to your condition once the acute healing phase has passed. Physical therapy exercises and techniques restore the injured thumb’s range of motion, strength, and function. The therapist will guide you through exercises to improve the thumb and surrounding muscles’ flexibility, strength, and coordination.
  4. Gradual Return to Activities: As the thumb recovers, it is essential to reintroduce activities that involve using the thumb gradually. Your healthcare provider or therapist will guide you on when and how to safely resume activities such as gripping objects, writing, or performing tasks requiring fine motor skills. Avoiding overexertion or engaging in activities that may reinjure the thumb is important.
  5. Adherence to Rehabilitation Plan: Consistency and adherence to the prescribed rehabilitation plan are crucial for optimal recovery. This includes attending scheduled physical therapy sessions, performing recommended exercises at home, and following any additional instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
  6. Long-term Care and Prevention: Long-term care may be necessary to prevent recurrence or manage chronic conditions depending on the specific thumb injury or issue. This may involve ongoing physical therapy exercises, lifestyle modifications, ergonomic adjustments, or supportive devices such as braces or splints. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and weight, can also contribute to long-term thumb health.

It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional or hand specialist for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific thumb injury or issue. They will guide and monitor your progress throughout the recovery process, ensuring you achieve the best possible outcome and regain optimal thumb function.

Question and Answer

Question: What are the common causes of thumb injuries? 

Answer: Thumb injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons, including sports-related accidents, falls, direct trauma, repetitive strain, workplace injuries, and accidents during daily activities. These injuries can range from sprains and fractures to tendon or ligament tears.

Question: How can I tell if my thumb is fractured or sprained? 

Answer: While thumb fractures and sprains can cause pain and swelling, fractures typically involve more severe pain, visible deformity, difficulty moving the thumb, and possible bruising. Sprains may cause localized pain, swelling, and tenderness, but movement is generally possible. It is important to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis through physical examination and imaging tests.

Question: Can I treat a thumb injury at home? 

Answer: Home treatment for a thumb injury depends on the severity of the injury. The R.I.C.E. protocol (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) can help reduce pain and swelling for mild sprains. However, it is important to seek medical attention for moderate to severe thumb injuries or if you cannot move the thumb without significant pain.

Question: Do all thumb injuries require surgery? 

Answer: Not all thumb injuries require surgery. Many thumb injuries, such as minor sprains or fractures, can be managed with conservative treatments like immobilization, rest, and physical therapy. However, more severe injuries, such as tendon or ligament tears, may require surgical intervention for optimal recovery and restoration of thumb function.

Question: How long does it take to recover from a thumb injury? 

Answer: The recovery time for a thumb injury varies depending on the specific injury, its severity, and individual factors. Mild to moderate sprains or fractures may take a few weeks to a couple of months to heal, while more complex injuries or surgical repairs may require several months of rehabilitation and recovery.

Question: Can physical therapy help with thumb injuries? 

Answer: Yes, physical therapy can be beneficial for thumb injuries. A qualified hand therapist can design a customized rehabilitation program that includes exercises to improve the range of motion, strength, and coordination of the thumb and surrounding muscles. Physical therapy can help accelerate recovery, restore function, and prevent future complications.

Question: How can I prevent thumb injuries? 

Answer: To help prevent thumb injuries, it is important to practice safety measures during activities that carry a risk of injury, such as using appropriate protective gear during sports, maintaining proper form and technique, taking breaks during repetitive tasks, and avoiding excessive stress on the thumb. Additionally, maintaining overall hand and wrist strength through regular exercise and adopting ergonomic practices can reduce the risk of thumb injuries.

Remember, these answers are for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. If you have concerns about a thumb injury or experience any thumb-related symptoms, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.

Other Services We Provide

  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrom
  • Carpometacarpal Boss
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Fingers
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Nail Bed Injuries 
  • Nerve and Tendon Injuries
  • Power Saw Injuries
  • Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Union and Non-Union
  • Stiffness in the Hand and Wrist
  • Trigger Finger, and Jammed and Mallet Finger
  • Wrist Facture
  • Wrist Sprain

Meet Dr. Mohan

Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Trained in Hand, Wrist, and Microsurgery. Dr. Pradeep S. Mohan is a highly-skilled, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. After completing his General Surgery Residency at Seton Hall University, he attended Yale University and Southern Illinois University to complete fellowships in Hand and Microsurgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has received extensive training in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation. 

Dr. Mohan takes pride in his work, and his patients love him for his transparency, excellent bedside manner, and ease of explanation of the procedures. He believes in having educated and informed patients. Dr. Mohan is known for his individualized and comprehensive treatment plans and dedication to perfection, resulting in total patent satisfaction. He is here to help you achieve your desired goals.

Contact Us Today!

Are you ready to regain optimal hand and wrist function, alleviate pain, and enhance your quality of life? Look no further than Veda Medical, where our experienced team of hand specialists is dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalized treatment options. We are committed to delivering outstanding outcomes with our expertise in hand and microsurgery, state-of-the-art facilities, and compassionate approach. Contact Veda Medical today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards restored hand and wrist health. Let us be your trusted partner on your journey to improved function, comfort, and a brighter future.

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