Originally Posted by markcoop
If I were to go to a doctor, what would they do? I can only imagine 3 courses of action:
1) I'm doing everything ok. It's healing fine. Keep it up.
2) I took the splint off to soon or was to aggressive exercising it and need to re-splint.
You could add 4) You've already botched up the initial management of your injury. So while it will heal and the swelling will go away, it will not return to optimal. So the best a doctor could do at this point is damage control.