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It sounds that you likely injured connective tissue at the area of this joint (tendon or ligament)
I would recommend that you take an anti-inflammatory med for it such as Aleve. Continue the light compression wrap/buddy tape method you were using and see an orthopediist for follow up since it has bothered you this long.
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Anthony Bray MD
Thanks for the reply. That's what I was thinking, but I was worried that it could have been something else like arthritis or something. Is the fact that it swelled up after taking my wrap reason for worry?
Well hopefully not but I do worry that you might have injured the joint capsule and this could produce trouble down the road...
That is partly why I think it best to have an orthopedist take a look at it.
I am going on vacation and cannot get into a doctor beforehand. I am making sure it does not sound like something that requires immediate care.
I don't think it needs immediate medical attention but best to observe the care such as what you have been doing and AVOID re-injury!!
You are very welcome.