Three days ago, I lacerated and punctured an area between my middle finger and that knuckle when a screwdriver slipped. It bled profusely. I went to an emergency clinic where they gave me a Tdap vaccination and put a stitch in the laceration and wrote a prescription for Cephalexin and told me to put ice in it for 20 minutes on and 20 off several times a day. It swelled up considerably.
The next day the swelling had gone down, but the area is extremely painful to open and close my hand and the middle finger has contracture down and to the left.
I went to my PCP and she didn't seem too concerned and said to come back in a few days and she would remove the stitch. My question is how long will this be painful and will my finger ever have normal flexure?