So, I’m a right wimp, I fully realise this, so bear with me. I’m looking for advice on a cut finger.
About a month ago I cut my finger baaad - carving a joint of meat with my super sharp knife, I managed to slice deeply into the knuckle on my left middle finger. Lots of blood, big gaping wound, no tears (brave). If I’d thought harder about it, I might’ve considered going to get a couple of stitches at the hospital, but it seemed such a stupid thing to go to the ER about, so I just wrapped it up and left it to heal.
It took quite a few days for the hole to heal up (kept bashing it, which is a subject for another thread - 'Why, when you’ve got an injury, does said injury attract itself to all inanimate objects?).
Anyway… the cut has healed cleanly but my knuckle has been left with a raised lump, which looks red and still throbs and hurts to touch, and hurts when I bend my finger. Is it just still healing on the inside or could I have an infection?
Seems daft to take a trip to the doctor to inspect my tiny pink knuckle, I just wanted to check in and see if anyone thinks it might need inspecting. Or just tell me I’m being a wimp.