Patient :Yesterday, I fell onto the outside of my thumb. There is a bit of swelling. It hurts to touch the outside edge of the joint and hurts to bend certain ways, but does not hurt to use. (Ex. picking up things/pinching) I am worried maybe about the RCL or a bone? Just want to know if I should bother going in to the doctor or just tough it out. Thanks!
Symptoms: Swelling, pain when touching outer joint, pain when bending certain ways
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