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Topic - Bizarre finger injury

partz - on 31 Dec 2012
Hi all. Happy new year...Apologies for the essay

2-3 months ago I started noticing pain in my ring finger at the base. I 'decided' it was the well documented A2 tendon pulley problem. Im now 4 weeks out of climbing, it's fine to move but not 100% and still hurts under pressure. However this is not my problem...

I was WATCHING a bouldering video on UKC 2 days ago when my little finger just started hurting severely! I didnt touch it, it just started hurting for no reason at all. I thought it was cramp but it didn't alleviate, it didn't swell up and I didn't hear a pop or feel a snap.

The pain is mostly focused at the 1st knuckle (not at the edge of the palm, the first knuckle from there). I havent had problems like this before ever and considering Ive been resting for the last 4 weeks, why am I falling apart further?

It gets weirder. Ive been taping up the knuckle to prevent movement which has helped with pain (so thats gotta be good?) but when I take the tape off and put it in warm water its absolutely fine and pain free. I can move it and prod it without feeling any pain whilst submerged. After I take it out, 2 minutes later the pain slowly returns.

Ive done reading but I just can't fathom it. Id ask if anyone else has had a similar problem but it all just seems weird to me. My questions are does anyone have any reccomendations and is it possible the two finger problems are related? (They're the same hand by the way). Ill be seeing a physio in a few weeks if my A2 problem persists.

Thanks anyway
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