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Suggest remedies for swollen knuckle post an injury

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Posted on Fri, 13 May 2016
Question: I cut my knuckle 4 weeks ago on a broken plate. The cut has healed, but my knuckle is still really swollen.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Swelling will decrease in few weeks

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. I can assure you that there is no need to be worried as this swelling will decrease in few more weeks. Swelling is due to increase blood flow in your hand as body attempts to heal your wound. As soon as wound will be healed this blood flow will be normal.
I have following suggestions for you.
1. Hot water fomentation
2. Tablet Chymorol forte three times a day.
3. Do not keep your hand hanging. keep moving your fingers. This will push fluid towards your heart.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks
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Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma

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Practicing since :2002

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Brief Answer: Swelling will decrease in few weeks Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. I can assure you that there is no need to be worried as this swelling will decrease in few more weeks. Swelling is due to increase blood flow in your hand as body attempts to heal your wound. As soon as wound will be healed this blood flow will be normal. I have following suggestions for you. 1. Hot water fomentation 2. Tablet Chymorol forte three times a day. 3. Do not keep your hand hanging. keep moving your fingers. This will push fluid towards your heart. I hope this answer will be useful for you. let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks