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Unable to flex finger, inflammation over knuckles, bruise on calf after falling from stairs. Concerned?

I fell down 14 stairs about 2 weeks ago. I was told have a slight fx of sacrum , sprained rt. 4th finger . That finger is still painful and I cannot flex or extend the tip. The swelling is mostly gone, however there is still inflamation over the knuckle and burning / stinging. I also have, what I think is a bruise on my lower calf . There is no visible bruise, but it hurts as if there is one, the skin is hardened and there is a lump. There is no warmth or redness. Just seems odd there is no discoloration after two weeks. How serious is the inability to flex or extend the finger? Should I be concerned about a dvt in the calf? Thank you... Donna
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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hello donna, this is dr arun. as per you complaints. first about finger, as there is inability to flex finger. it suggests injury to bone, tendon/ligaments, skin and combination of any 2 or 3. first you need to rule out bony injury/fracture. then about tendon/ligaments injury, i will suggest go for physiotherapy and one specific homoeopathic medicine i.e. ruta 30. you can consult to your nearby homoeopathic physician and physiotherapist. both the thing will help you.
about calf, i am not sure to say because physical examination is very important to diagnose dvt. second thing is investigation like color doppler is helpful. i will tell few signs of dvt i.e. redness, heat or coldness, swelling, pain in distant part from site of injury. as a online doctor, i can just suggest you so you can select your own choice of action. thanking you.
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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