How do I treat Palm needle injury?

11 years ago

I was trimming the old limbs off my palm trees Saturday and I got poked a few times by the needles close to the base of the branch. One in particular was close to the knuckle on my right index finger. It has become increasingly painful but is not swollen. It feels almost arthritic in it's pain. The needle didn't break off it simply punctured the skin.

Does anyone have any kind of treatment that will help? I've been soaking it in Epsom salt but can't tell any difference in the level of pain. What makes it worse is I'm right handed.

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