I wasted years with an orthopedic treating my MCP joint
with coritsone injections and Vicodin
. I finally went to a hand surgeon. Long, long story short, had the joint replaced, giant failure, nine more surgeries and the pain is worse than ever. I have essentially no function with that hand now.
Find a top-notch doctor/surgeon and find out your options and research them. My doctor was terrific; unfortunately, the implant used failed across the board.