The scaphoid is a bone in your wrist that is located at the base of your thumb. Fracturing this bone can be very problematic, as it has relatively poor blood flow and is more likely to have issues healing than other wrist fractures.
At Home Diagnostic Tests
– Press anatomical snuffbox (video).
At Home Care
– None — seek help from a medical provider.
When to Seek Help
If you have pain in your anatomical snuffbox, or wrist pain after a fall that does not go away within a few days, head to an orthopedic surgeon’s office. You may not see a fracture on an early x-ray, but follow-up radiographs may reveal it as it begins to heal.