I am sorry that you have had to deal with this injury
. As you know, they are quite common and will usually respond to conservative therapies like what you have tried already: ice, gentle use, and sometimes elevation. When the swelling persists, it is important to make sure that there is nothing more serious that has caused the swelling, which is something you should discuss with your doctors
">doctor. You mention that the finger seems to move appropriately, which is one of the most important things to look for. Other concerns include the sensation of the finger, ie, can you still feel with it, feel things touching it, etc. If all of these seem to be normal, and it is just the swelling that has not resolved, then sometimes a course of a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (an NSAID) can be effective. Some options include over the counter naprosyn or ibuprofen. These should not be taken by people with ulcers or other conditions, and you should make sure to follow the manufacturer's directions as well as your doctor's. As always, speaking with your doctor is the safest and most effective way to make sure that everything is ok and to speed along the healing process. Again, please speak to your doctor to make sure.