Well, The bad news is that the CHT said I need to go see a rheumatologist. My top joint on my left index finger is swollen and painful. He made me a splint, but it hits the swollen part, so it doesn't really help.
The good news is I got my LOVELY silver ring splints for my thumbs!
I've been wearing these very ugly, bulky, but functional plastic splints and now look at this: (Sorry for the blurry pic.) Purty, huh?