I am 33 and in very good health.
The 1st knuckle
on my index finger
is pretty swollen, stiff and has a fair amount of pain
when I bend or touch it. I have already been to urgent care, and was told it was not infected due to no heat or redness. I was given Ibuprofen and a splint, told to follow up tomorrow if no improvement. They sugest bloodwork to test for uric acid or arthritis. he said possibly gout, but that is usually more painful.