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My 34 month old toddler fell on her right arm while running

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My 34 month old toddler fell on her right arm while running and she rolled over it after that. No bruises, no swelling but she said a bit painful on her right forearm. She can do normal rotation and movement of her right wrist and arm but slowly. She seems to avoid using her right arm to support herself or to carry things.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

When did it happen?

In which part of forearm does she feel the pain?

Did you take any measure?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Just today, 10 hours ago. Pain is about a 3 - 4 cm away from the elbow on her forearm.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
She does not want to do colouring on the table because that would require her to rest her right (injure) arm on the table. She is a right hander.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
I am sorry for her symptoms.
There can be muscle or soft tissue injury.
Pain can become worse after sometime as the tissue swells up from inflammation.
She needs to give rest to it as much as possible.
You can apply ice.
This needs to be applied after wrapping in towel or cloth.
This will prevent cold injury.
Tylenol can be given for pain.
If the pain persists, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
If doctor feels, he can take an X ray after examination.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish her early recovery.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I sent you a photo of her arm and the red circled part is where there pain is. So it does not sound like a nursemaid's elbow? More of a muscle strain?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

Sorry, the photo did not come.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
see photo
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The part that she said to be painful is also more "firm" compared to her other hand.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
but just slightly more.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

The circled place in the picture is somewhat lower than the site of nursemaid's elbow.
The firm nature is likely from swollen tissue from injury.