Subluxation in middle finger middle joint and tendonitis

Posted by maryclaire651 @maryclaire651, Jun 22, 2019

I've got an old sports injury that has been diagnosed as a subluxation with mild arthritis…I also have tendonitis in both hands due to misuse of my hands. My hands hurt all the time and I use a pain relieving cream which helps but doesn't alleviate the pain. I did see a orthropedic and he suggested freezing the joint in place so it wouldn't move…I have really good movement of the joint so I hate to do that…I do have a lot of swelling underneath the last segment of the finger joint that connects to the hand so it makes it impossible to make a fist. This has been going on for the last five years or so. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi MaryClaire and welcome to Connect. I'd like to connect you with fellow members @patmckee and @wwill, who have experience with finger joint fusions. I think you might also be interested in these discussions on Connect:

– finger joint replacements and fusions
– Pyrocarbon thumb joint replacement

MaryClaire, you mention that you have tendonitis in both hands due to "misuse" of your hands. What repetitive activity did or do you do that led to tendonitis?


I trimmed very thick blackberry stems with a dull clippers…the pain used to go up my forearms but that has healed…and this was years ago…thank you for the links!

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