Our expert says:
To exclude a fracture, I will have liked to examine the x-rays of your hand. Unfortunately, that is not possible, so we will have to accept that there was no fracture. If it was fractured, buddy strapping of the finger, is the correct treatment.
I do however, think that you severely injured the ligament capsule of the third inter-phalangeal joint. A tare in the ligament of the joint, will cause the nodular swelling. I suggest that you consult a orthropaedic surgeon to have him/her examine your hand and to assess the chronic damage caused by your injury.
Refer to the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interphalangeal_articulations_of_the_hand
I suggest that you use Ibuprofen 400mg, three times daily with meals, to alleviate some of the symptoms.
Dr Anrich Burger
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