Some friends and I just finished playing football. My buddy wasn’t thinking and grabbed a basketball and threw it at me like a hail mary. I was only 5 or 6 feet from him and had my back turned to him. I happened to turn around and put my hand up to block the ball once I saw he was about to throw it.
It hit my right hand’s thumb and hyper-extended it. The joint between the 1st Proximal Phalanx and the 1st Metacarpal became really swollen. I had X-rays done and no fractures. It’s has been about 3.5 weeks now. The swelling went down, but it still hurts. I’ve been soaking it in HOT water lately. Is there anything else I can do to help? I haven’t worked out in almost a month now either, but I have been doing some cardio to do something.
Any advice would help.