17 year old twinge in thumb webbing? I am a 17 year old male and for nearly 4 days...

I am a 17 year old male and for about 4 days I enjoy had a dull pain in my vanished hand thumb webbing. (and very minorly in the right) It started the dark when I got my new phone and has be feeling a little better recently since I don't use it as much. I move out for Marine Corps boot camp in June so im really hoping it wont last long and wont prevent me from becoming a Marine. I can still move the finger simply as well but it feels a little stiff. Also I own no loss of strength in it. I think it could be from texting (even though I txt more wth my right hand) which is why I have stopped.i enjoy still been able to work out as well and it seem to make the pain temporarily subside when I do. could this be from repeating motions too much and how long could it last for? And also if it is more serious, would it progress scantily enough to stop me from using it before I leave? I do not plan on seeing a doc because that could possibly stop me from becoming a Marine if it is more serious.
Answers:    There is a condition call skier's thumb which causes pain in the thumb webbing. That is what you might enjoy.

Treatment will depend on the type of injury you have. You may need any of the following:

Immobilization: Immobilization is used to decrease or prevent movement of your injured thumb. This may be the single treatment you need if your injury is not severe. Immobilization devices include a removable thumb spica cast (shaped piece of plaster), brace or a splint. The devices may protect your thumb from further damage while it heal. The devices are normally worn for 3 to 6 weeks.

Surgery: Surgery is usually done if your thumb is severely injured. A graft (healthy tissue) may be taken from another area of your body to replace a torn ligament. Broken bones will also be fixed during surgery. Special pull-out wires and screws may be used to fix your broken bones. Arthrodesis (attachment of joints) may also be done if your shared shows signs of arthritis (joint swelling). You may need to wear an immobilization device after your surgery.

Check here.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/98ˇ­
http://www.drugs.com/cg/skier-s-thumb.htˇ­


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