Hello Fellow Orchidians,
A little over two years ago there was a discussion about shop
injuries including the following:
While rounding off a prong with a cup bur, I slipped and jammed the bur into the end of my thumb. Some blood, but not too serious of an injury. It healed over, but developed into a persistent sore knot under the skin. I had the knot surgically removed after about a year or so.
It turns out I’ve managed to do more or less the same thing by
accidentally drilling into the tip of my right index finger. Of
course I managed to hit a nerve but it healed and scarred over
quickly. No problem at first but I have a habit of using my right
index finger a lot so now I’ve got a ball of scar tissue under the
skin the size of a small pea and it’s becoming a real bother.
Does anyone know the name of that condition? Specifically, that hard
ball of scar tissue that develops over the original injury? This
thing needs some medical attention and I’d like to know what I’m
dealing with before I approach a non-English speaking doctor about