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Dr. SH
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Hi I am 72 years old now and 4 days ago I fell over triped

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Hi I am 72 years old now and 4 days ago I fell over triped on black ice in the car park
my left hand has swollen a little
my next to my little finger hurts if I try to lift anything or bend my hand into a fist
I think it is sprained
I have tried cold water compress to reduce the swelling ( which is not lot of swelling
What is your advise please
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

My advise is that you should go to the emergency.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Get an x ray done.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I want to make sure there was no fracture.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Meanwhile you should take some anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen for the pain.

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Let me know if you have more questions.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
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