I actually think it is tendonitis. I've used splinting and heat and Aleve, but when I unsplinted for a shower, boy did it hurt MORE! I think I'm going to try ice and more Aleve, and try to have patience. Do you know if physical therapy, exercise, would help? Maybe it is an inflamed tendon in my palm that's to blame. There is no visible "node", but there is painful swelling of the joint closest to the palm. Can't get my wedding ring back on
Again, thanks for your help.