Kids Stress?? 🙂

As  parents you may know how stressful it can be if you receive a phone call form your kid’s school teacher BUT it would be MORE stressful if you received a call form their school nurse. It could mean you have to stop what you were doing, you probably have to reschedule your work , find babysitter (if needed), involve your spouse……and the list goes on. STRESS but life goes on.

One Thursday a couple of months ago,the school nurse from my son’s school called me during school hour informing that he had just dislocate his thumb  joint playing basketball. When I arrived the school my son had already pop his thumb joint back into the socket (he said it was a natural instinct). I do not know how he pop it back but he did it. Ordinarily one should  gently (if possible) pull it back with firm pressure and it will make it feel much better and will help make recovery faster by not damaging any ligament  or tendon. If the above did not work one must seek medical help because if not treated right away, chance are that it will damage the joint, tendon or ligament.

He had sore on the pad under his thumb.Pic 1 compare to his other hand Pic 2.

Pic 1

Pic 2

What would you do?

I think we would have a mix opinion on that. Traditionally you would be told to ice and try to immobilize the joint by taping or using a splint.

My theory like most of you know is to create Circulation,circulation,circulation. (for more info on my theory click here)

A couple of days later

My son was feeling much better 4 days after the incident.

This is how I did it:  the secret revealed

  • The first thing to do is to check to see if there’s range of motion (if the thumb works)…If there’s a fracture you’ll DEFINITELY will notice it because it will be like the size of a football.
  • I started working on his palm and around his thumb joint. Circulation,circulation,circulation. I rub the area around the thumb joint to create circulation and with circulation brings blood that bring oxygen and with oxygen pain and black and blue will go away.
  • Later I had him soak his hand in some warm water with a cup of Epson salt which helps relax the muscles.
  • He also have to constantly keep moving his thumb to create circulation

It took him less than a week to recover, it will take a little more than 2 weeks to recover if using the traditional method.

As I was writing this, my older son just told me that he was hit by a soccer ball in gym class….. Stress 🙂 life goes on ….May write about it.

Please comment and ask questions if any. Appreciate it.


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