I went to Student Health this morning.
So I told the doctor what was “wrong”: my pinky knuckle has a sharp pain when I bend my finger forward, but not backwards.
He asked me if I injured it.
I told him there was no specific event in which something drastic happened… it just hurt one day after climbing. It’s been like this for 2 months and has not gotten better or worse.
He said, oh so you did put stress on it.
Well because it’s been hurting for so long, you absolutely must get an x-ray. If it was just a sprain, it would’ve healed by now. It’s broken.
I asked if it looked broken while staring at both of my hands and seeing no difference in knuckle size… no swelling, no redness, nada.
He said for something lasting that long, it’s probably broken.
I know my finger is not broken.
I went and got x-rays.
My finger is not broken.
The doctor calls me saying that my finger is neither fractured nor broken. But I have to come back in to get a splint anyway. I have had a splint from CVS already. I tried splinting already. It didn’t help.
I’ll go back tomorrow and just ask to be referred to a hand specialist. Which is why I went in the first place.
I’m going climbing tonight.