I’ve had this for a few weeks now. I created another thread about it in GQ actually, which I can’t find. Basically it’s numb. There’s absolutely no pain. The numbness also continues along the palm of my hand in an imaginary line roughly from where the finger ends to about where my wrist begins. I have been prescribed diclofenac (150mg a day) by A&E, then when that ran out I got another diclofenac prescription from a pharmacist (if that sounds unusual some pharmacists over here can prescribe drugs to you).
Things have been getting number and number and now it is getting to a stage while I can straighten out the finger without manipulating it with my other hand, it is quite difficult to do so. And generally doing some stuff with the hand is quite hard. An example is popping pills (even though that doesn’t involve that finger!) and another is using a key in a lock.
I saw a GP for a different issue during this and during the appointment I mentioned the finger. It was basically treated as an afterthought and all he said was “I can’t think of anything serious that could be so don’t worry about it”
It’s almost certainly a trapped nerve as I udnerstand things. Is this going to get worse? Should I go and see a doctor again, or can nothing be done? Am I stuck with this for life?