I dislocated my pinky about 3 months ago and also found out (x-rayed) that I have a small chip of the bone beneath my knuckle. Every morning my finger starts out stiff but then I am able to bend it, although it feels tight. I also have very low pain, but have noticed that it is always swelled. It will sometime go down if I work it some, but then will come right back. Can this chronic inflammation affect the rest of my body in any negative way and if yes, what?