Hi, I was playing basketball about 2 weeks ago and was smacked on the pinky against the ball. First it was very swollen, but I could still move it. This rule out the broken theory. I also took X-ray the next day, but everything was fine. Since then it's been 2 weeks and it's still swollen. It's better than before but still swollen at the joint. When I tried to straighten it, it will straighten but with a lump on the joint. It will hurt a bit, but not as bad. It just swollen a lot at the joint making it a little hard trying to straighten it. Trying to reach for the p when typing takes effort. Can you please tell me if i need to allow more time to heal or get it check out? I don't want anything permanent to affect my finger forever... Thank you so much!