About 2 months ago I woke up with a swollen pinky finger/palm. It was red and warm to the touch. I did not injure the finger or the palm in any way. I saw my doctor who ruled out arthritis, infection or any broken bones. I have been applying ice packs and taking anti inflammatories. Nothing seems to help as the pinky is still swollen and hard to bend. When I bend my pinky I get pain in the joint at the knuckle by the palm.
Welcome to the community. My child had a very uncommon issue with her pinky similar to what you describe and ended up having RSD which is a pain complex syndrome .. initials stand for Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy I think also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
I would check with your doctor and/or get a 2nd opinion by a rheumy or ortho to rule this condition out. Time is important if it's this uncommon condition.
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