|By J. Ivan Locke |
From Taos, NM
Jun 6, 2012
Hi, I woke up with a swollen purple middle finger in late March after crimping and have not gotten my finger back no matter what I do (rest, ice, etc). I am going to see a hand surgeon tomorrow but I am just wondering if anyone out there has any feedback or has experienced a similar problem. The swelling has gone down since the original injury and I have almost full mobility but I experience very sharp pains accompanied by a "snagging" clicking feeling on the side of my finger extending from the PIP to the DIP (end knuckle), making me suspect that there is something not quite healing right. Xrays determined I have no fracture or bone avulsion. I am one of many climbers without insurance so I am flying by the seat of my pants on this one.
Any feedback would be appreciated.