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Child with swelling on the knuckle. Sprain diagnosed. Not getting cured. Why?

my daughter has what I think is a swelling on the knuckle of her little finger,its not causing her any pain.
we went to the nurse and doctor and both said that they think its probably a sprain but it doesn't hurt her,we were told that if it hasn't gone in a week to go back its been 3 days since then and there has been no decrease in size and were concerned and what it could possibly be?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Thank you for your query.

You have neither mentioned the age of your daughter nor the duration of the swelling.

If the swelling is not increasing in size and is not painful then you should not worry about it. Even if it is just a sprain the ideal thing would be to strap it with the adjoining finger so that movement is restricted and the knuckle gets rest. Wait for another 2-3 days and if the swelling does not subside then an x-ray may be required.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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