The day after a hard board session I noticed RH middle finger PIP joint was slightly swollen and stiff. After about 6 weeks of avoiding anything too crimpy, and plenty of massage etc, I'm not noticing any improvement.
I can usually make a fist with each finger, touching the part of the palm closest to the finger, but can't quite do it on this finger now. After a good bit of massaging (and sometimes a satisfying 'click') the stiffness eases off and I can get full range of motion again. But it's stiff and slightly swollen again the next morning.
I haven't noticed any loss of strength or pain, but I'm quite nervous of pulling hard on it. A couple of people I've spoken to said this is quite common for them after a lot of crimping and they just climb as normal.
So should I just be climbing as normal and put it down as just another slightly creaky part of my body, or should I be resting for a few weeks completely and trying to get it back to normal? Any experiences much appreciated