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Knuckle injured. Are they sore? Why the uncomfortable?

I had an injury to my left knuckle where index finger is connected to the hand almost a year ago and what i thought was scar tissue building up now after reading some other articles and symptoms looks like it may be knuckle pads. Another bump on the same hand 1st knuckle has also developed neither of them are too sore unless i use them too much then its a bit uncomfortable. is there anything that can be done?...or from what ive read doesnt sound like too much can be done?
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

You can injure the joint capsule with what you did and it can swell up like the dickens. Gets lots of fluid in it. And it takes a long time to go down and can leave residual swelling in the base of the finger.

Try massaging the area with an ice cube. Ice Massage can help to reduce swelling in the tissues. Do as often as you want. After doing the ice massage, try putting a heating pad on the area so it can get the blood supply going really well and that helps to remove the fluid.

Try "splinting" the finger to rest the area.
Do some finger exercises.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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