/ climbing with soft tissue damage & swollen hand/finger
If its tendon Damage like a pulley Injury, dont do it. Complete lay off now will save Longer term Injury and longer lay off.
My diagnosis is that you are in denial. Your hand's not well - give it a break, you'll lose more ground by damaging it some more than you will by having a brief layoff. I can't tell if it will make it worse, but it certainly won't make it better.
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