Experience with pinky problems? - Interlock grip
I was wondering if anyone had any pinky problems from the interlock grip? I did break my pinky many years ago and I remember the middle knuckle was always a bit bigger and the pinky had a slightly different bend to it after that middle knuckle. I can't remember but I think it did break at the knuckle but unsure. As of late, my knuckle is bigger on the inside more so than before and I am experiencing pain that is worse than I have in the past.
Anyways, in the past I have experienced some pain occasionally especially early in the golf season or after pounding balls at the range, but it was never a big deal and I never noticed anything abnormal. As of late it has turned into more of a problem to the point where I can't golf right now and I am going to switch to the Vardon or 10 finger grip. My right pinky middle knuckle is larger and sticks out on the inside quite a bit more than the left side. Even though it does look a bit swollen, the bump around the knuckle is hard. I have a dull pain when not playing and a pretty bad pain when playing.
Has anyone experienced this? Am I likely to have Osteoarthritis or is my bigger knuckle potentially from the break with some additional swelling from the recent play (started around 3 weeks ago and has gotten worse every time I play - twice a week). Has anyone had a bigger knuckle that is hard and actually reduce in size? I'm 28 years old and have only been playing golf for 5 years, about 1-2 times a week on course and 1-2 buckets of balls on the range a week during warm months. I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with this and what the result was. I will probably go to the doctors but it would be nice to hear some accounts.