my middle finger on my right hand,doesn't hurt only when I try to close my fist. It is swollen on the knuckle & have had in a splint for more then 3 weeks. Swelling is still there .Have had it x-rayed twice but no fracture. Concerned what to do next.
This could be a soft tissue injury with associated inflammation. If you can otherwise move your finger, it is unlikely to be anything serious. I assume you have already consulted an orthopedician for appropriate management. It is advised to keep the splint in place for 4-6 weeks and avoid and movements around the finger. The inflammation and the swelling would take some time to subside. You may also try some OTC NSAIDS for relief.
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