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Hi, I am 18. I fell today and hurt my hand. It's been 12 hours since the fall. My thenar eminence swelled up ten minutes ago. I can move around my thumb with minimal to no pain but, the palm hurts. Is it broken or sprained?

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Dear Lybrateuser, - Get an x-ray of the affected hand done to rule out any bony injury - apply ice pack for 10-15 min 3-4 times a day on the affected area - elevate the limb to reduce swelling - take am anti-inflammatory tablet 2-3 times a day after meals.
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