Skier's thumb describes an injury of the soft tissue that connects the bones of the thumb together. Symptoms of skier's thumb include pain at the base of the thumb, swelling, bruising, tenderness to touch, pain in the wrist, thumb pain that worsens with movement in all directions. Skier's thumb can be treated at home with RICE, however, in certain cases surgery may be necessary.
Pain After Surgery Though pain after surgery is common, there are ways to minimize and manage this pain. Along with pain medication, patients should stop cigarette smoking and be diligent about managing other existing medical conditions. Careful care of the surgical incision sites should also help prevent infections to the wounds, which prolong pain and are dangerous to the patient.