Over the past three years my little and ring finger on my left hand were injured at least 8 times due to being a victim of domestic abuse. I'm out of the situation now. These injuries were never treated with the exception of two. I had a small crack in the little finger and a partial dislocation of the ring finger. I never experienced any cuts, wounds to these fingers. My fingers were bent forward, backward, stepped on, twisted, hit on the tip of the affected fingers with objects from the past abuse.
Since these injuries I have problems bending these two fingers. When I make a fist, my little finger will only bend part way. I can't bend it fully down to the palm of my hand even with my own strength. If I push it down with my good hand and let go, it pops back up again. My ring finger.. when I make a fist the joint closest to the fingernail.. it won't curl under, remains straight.
I did see a doctor (not a surgeon or specialist) and they told me that the little finger is not an important finger on your hand and a surgeon wouldn't be interested in treating me.
I have noticed for the past few months that both fingers but especially my little finger is becoming painful. My little finger stays in a curled position although I wouldn't say it feels really stiff.
Could this be some type of tendon problem?
I have gone for physiotherapy and done therapy on my own for about a year now and haven't noticed any positive changes.
Any other treatments that may help?
Seeing my fingers this way reminds me of the past and I am hoping there is something that will make them better or at least offer some improvement.