This is my first post simply because I found this site while searching for answers relating to my injury.
I fell on the ice and apparently got a partial tear of my UCL in my left thumb. It wasn't that bad and was still functional so I didn't see a doctor for approximately a month since it wasn't getting any better. I have been advised to wear this thumb brace for 4 weeks...just ending my 2nd week right now.
Here is my question:
I know it's going to be stiff, the doctor told me that. However, the swelling is still in the joint and main area of my thumb. Is this normal for the swelling to still be there due to the long immobility?
I'm just worried that it isn't getting any better and I may be wasting my time with this brace. The doctor was a hand specialist and assured me it was a partial tear.
Thanks for your input folks...