Patient :Two months ago I was bitten on my right index finger by a cat. It became infected so went on five days of antibiotic. The finger remained a little swollen, then one month later I had another infection in the same finger. This time I had three injections of antibiotics and a ten day course of antibiotic. My finger remained swollen. After a few weeks asked a doctor about the swelling, and was given five days of prednisolone. The swelling did not improve, but a week later had another five days of prednisolone. The finger is sore, and the range of movement is limited. The doctor recommended a physiotherapist. He told me the swelling was lymph that is not draining. He was manipulating and pushing my finger to bend. It is very swollen. I am afraid to bend it. What can be done to drain the lymph?
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