Whilst pulling a bit too hard on a mono pocket at the wall yesterday, I did some kind of damage to the tendon on my left middle finger. I continued climbing for a few more problems, unhindered, before the finger started to ache and I stopped. This morning I woke to a dull ache running from the middles of both my middle and ring fingers down to the wrist.
I have generally diagnosed from what I have read online as having a flexor tendon strain. Most of the symptoms of people with this injury sound more serious than the current pain I am experiencing, so I am asking for any advice from people who have had a slight strain of this kind.
I will start cold water treatment and am thinking of taking some ibuprofen, as well as resting it until the pain goes away. Any other advice or experiences of this kind of injury would be useful, as well as any guesses to healing timescales.