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#1 User is offline   SakurabaWannabe 

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:44 AM

My ring finger's joint is always swollen and a lot bigger than the other fingers. Sometimes it hurts like hell after a practise if somebody rips your grip away frequently (and your finger gets stuck in the guy's collar) even if you tape it before each practise.

Is there any creme or something that can reduce the swollowing and make that joint to itīs normal size again? :)
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:58 AM

View PostSakurabaWannabe, on Apr 18 2006, 12:44 PM, said:

My ring finger's joint is always swollen and a lot bigger than the other fingers. Sometimes it hurts like hell after a practise if somebody rips your grip away frequently (and your finger gets stuck in the guy's collar) even if you tape it before each practise.

Is there any creme or something that can reduce the swollowing and make that joint to itīs normal size again? :)


This could be bad luck - I damaged the same knuckle in a competition last year and stupidly put my wedding ring back on afterwards. Unfortunately the swelling had not reached it's maximum. I didn't worry too much as I expected it go away but it didn't. I taped over the ring for a few weeks with lots of tape for practice but didn't want to get disqualified from competition, so eventually I had to have it cut off.

The jeweller resized it to fit my little finger - there was no point making it large enough for my ring finger because once it had slipped over the enlarged knuckle it would just have rattled around the base of my finger! I am always careful now not to put back on my wedding ring until a few hours afterwards, in case of any swelling.

As a side point I seem to find that it is the first joint of my fingers, especially the big fingers of each hand, that are suffering now and developing callouses. I hurt myself when I throw with a high collar grip and land on my own finger - self-inflicted so I don't expecy any sympathy.
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:16 PM

LOL. I wear my wedding ring on the right hand because as of 4 weeks ago it no longer fits on the left.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 08:57 AM

Have you got full movement in your joint?

If not you need to see a physiotherapist NOW.

I had a swollen joint on my pinkie no real pain just discomfort so I just taped it up and carried on. This went on for a couple of months, the swelling did not go away and I couldnít bend it fully. Eventually I went to the docís who sent me for an x-ray. The Doc at the hospital said nothing broken so when the swelling goes down full movement will return. Reassured I carried on with the taping, swelling routine. Another six months later and my finger is now fixed at 90 degrees, I went to a hand specialist as it was now really interfering with my work( MAís), this guy goes ballistic and says why on earth didnít you get treatment for this at the time, it would have been repairable. It would appear I tore the extensor tendon at the top of the PIP joint (middle) that caused the two lateral tendons to flip under the joint, as tears healed the joint became more and more contracted; now the chances of getting normal function are slim at best. I am even contemplating having the top half removed.

So the moral to my story is donít take chances get expert advice, donít rely on some trainee jerk in casualty. Go to a specialist for a proper diagnosis.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:18 AM

View PostTobikomi, on Apr 20 2006, 06:57 PM, said:

I am even contemplating having the top half removed

Friggin heck, Tobi that's terrible.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 11:53 AM

I have had a similar experience as Tobikomi, although not as severe. Hurt my finger in Randori, went to casualty next day as very swollen, x-ray taken nothing broken so told to just tape it up for a few days. Six months later still had problems with swelling and pain so went to a specialist who diagnosed it as a torn collateral ligament. Fortunately for me it was fixable with minor surgery, it is now OK but I will always have to tape it up for Judo.

So as Tobikomi says, best to get it checked out by someone who knows what they are looking for.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:17 PM

View PostTobikomi, on Apr 20 2006, 08:57 AM, said:

Have you got full movement in your joint?

If not you need to see a physiotherapist NOW.

I had a swollen joint on my pinkie no real pain just discomfort so I just taped it up and carried on. This went on for a couple of months, the swelling did not go away and I couldnít bend it fully. Eventually I went to the docís who sent me for an x-ray. The Doc at the hospital said nothing broken so when the swelling goes down full movement will return. Reassured I carried on with the taping, swelling routine. Another six months later and my finger is now fixed at 90 degrees, I went to a hand specialist as it was now really interfering with my work( MAís), this guy goes ballistic and says why on earth didnít you get treatment for this at the time, it would have been repairable. It would appear I tore the extensor tendon at the top of the PIP joint (middle) that caused the two lateral tendons to flip under the joint, as tears healed the joint became more and more contracted; now the chances of getting normal function are slim at best. I am even contemplating having the top half removed.

So the moral to my story is donít take chances get expert advice, donít rely on some trainee jerk in casualty. Go to a specialist for a proper diagnosis.

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