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DD hurt her hand and now she won't uncurl her fist

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TheCountessOlenska Wed 17-Oct-12 08:04:16

DD (2.5) fell and cut her finger nearly two weeks ago now - it was an awkward fall as she was holding something so didn't open her hand out to break her fall (iyswim). She badly grazed the top joint of one finger and broke the nail of the next finger.

Anyway, it all looks as if it's healing fine and she will put it in the bath and under the tap but she WILL NOT unclench that fist. She is doing everything one handed basically. She is a stubborn little thing, she has uncurled it twice for me to see so I know she can (i.e not broken or anything) but the says it hurts and curls it up again.

Am starting to worry her fingers will be growing crooked!! Any suggestions??

rubyrubyruby Wed 17-Oct-12 08:05:42

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Makeminealarge Wed 17-Oct-12 08:08:36

Eh yeah straight to docs to double check its not tendon damage or pressure causing pain.

TheCountessOlenska Wed 17-Oct-12 09:03:41

Oh ok! Thanks.

TheCountessOlenska Wed 17-Oct-12 17:34:40

Well the GP had a look but doesn't think it's seriously injured- more likely she's got into the habit because it was sore. Going to give it a couple more days to heal up properly and if she still won't use it then I've got a number to ring up to book an X-ray. Agree with GP that we would rather avoid unnecessary X-ray if possible.

Nottigermum Wed 17-Oct-12 17:56:27

DS hurt his arm when 18 months old (he fell off the bed at MIL) and we took him to A&E three days later to find out that he had a hairline fracture. I felt absolutely terrible but it does happen with little ones they will break a bone ever so slightly and the break is hard to detect. I think I would take to GP and see what they say.

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