Are there home treatments for skier's thumb?
Take the following steps to reduce your pain and swelling.
- Apply ice to the thumb for 35 minutes at a time, up to 4 times per day. Do not apply ice directly to your skin. Continue to use ice until the pain stops.
- Avoid moving your thumb as much as possible.
- Take acetaminophen for pain relief or ibuprofen to ease inflammation.
From: Skier's Thumb WebMD Medical Reference
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