I need to figure out what's wrong with my ring finger on my left hand. It's been swollen and hurting for months. I can't close my hand all the way. And I can't get my ring off my finger either. Is it broken? If it's not, then shouldn't it have healed after 4 months or so. At least the swelling should have subsided. I should probably visit the doctor, but I'm afraid he'll immobilize it in some way and I won't be able to shoot this Spring. That's not an option. It hasn't really hurt my shooting. I don't notice it much in matches. But I suspect that if it was normal, I'd have a better grip with my weak hand.