Tendon nodules? After fall broken wrist and finger

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I had a fall the beginning of August. broken wrist and middle finger. I was in a cast for a month and the wrist seems to be healing pretty well.

my middle finger is still very tight and I still can't bend it all the way without a somewhat painful tightness . i can use it on other than like cutting with a fork and knife.

I've just noticed in the last week or two . two hard lumps in my palm. they aren't beautiful but I'm really concerned it's a tension thing. the dr mentioned the could be some tension involvement based on where the break was. (nor sure if I bent the fingers back when I fell) I go back on the 23rd... and I'm almost sick with worry. I am a single person... and if I have to have surgery I'm really screwed if I can't drive for 8 weeks like I've read ... not driving is not an option where I live ....

any words of comfort or advice?

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    lumps shouldn't say beautiful...I meant not painful

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    I'm glad you corrected yourself. I really though you were weird to say it wasn't beautiful. So in any event, Is the bump/lump at the base of the finger? That might actually be caused by a condition called trigger finger. There is of course a scientific name but everyone just calls it trigger finger.

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      not really at the Base more between the thumb and made of the middle finger but i jjust got back from the ortho. he said it is tendinitis / trigger finger... IN both my index and middle fingers. he gave me a cortizone shot and i go back in a month if it’s not improved. he said I should see improvement ... if it’s going to improve out the next3-4 days... he said it’s a 50/50 chance it’ll resolve on it’s own. i wish the odds were better I really don’t want to have surgery.

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      The surgery is simple. In fact it's not much of a surgery and more just a procedure. I'm typing this one handed because a week ago I had 3 fingers fixed on my left hand. Over the years I've had to have every finger (except my pinkies.) and both thumbs fixed. They've been done by 3 different doctors and each one did it differently. The first time he did a nerve block and I could not move my whole arm or even feel it for a few hours. When my right thumb was done I also had Carpal tunnel fixed and finally I got all but my pinkies done with just a local to numb the area. 2 week later, they take the stitches out and all is good. I waited too long and my ring finger on my right hand was so bad I could not use it at all and the pain was severe. But the injections are the normal first treatment.

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