...makes me appreciate how critical each and every one of our ten digits are!
I caught a football throw from my boy off-center Sunday afternoon (four days ago), and it bent and hyperextended my left pinky back.
I put it on ice right away, but alas, overnite my pinky got a bit purple on the front (fingerprint) side and swollen. I begged off of big band rehearsal last nite (I play the bari chair with tons of low Bb's, B's and A's), and have a gig this Sat nite (in two days).
I seem to have retained dexterity in the pinky, and almost all the bruising has gone away, but it is still tender when I try to curl it, and it's a bit stiff.
Has this happened to anyone else? How long until back to normal? Anyone ever have the finger never able to curl again the same way?