Hi, this could be tenosynovitis which is inflammation of sheath that surrounds the tendon. Do you have history of injury? Try anti inflammatory drugs along with antibiotics for 5 days and in case no relief is seen, do consult doctor. Better use crepe bandage for immobility.
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I had this! My orthopedic doc showed me that I was holding my pens too tightly. I teach writing and had a death-grip on the pens I was using to correct papers. He suggested I switch to fat pens and pens with soft wraps. I did and the pain/swelling disappeared over a short time.
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