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3 Swollen Fingers

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 16, 2008
  • 01:25 PM

I'll try write this in the least possible words :)

I crushed my pinky at work over a week ago, and didn't notice any bad swelling until 2 days later. I bandaged it to stop it moving but last Weds I noticed the next two fingers were very swollen. I took the bandage off to notice that my pinky had gotten fatter. The PIP joints on my middle and ring fingers are elevated.
I did knock my sore hand a few times that day, could it have made something worse?

I went to the doctor who said that it could be either just random swelling or rheumatoid arthritis. He didn't bother asking many questions.
I looked that up, and I don't have any of the other symptoms for it.

He prescribed me some Diclofenac tablets to reduce swelling and they haven't worked at all. Ice hasn't helped either except to stop itching.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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