Hiya guys, second question already, sorry.

I've had this lump on my finger for almost 3 years now, longtime yup. When I asked the doctor what it was, she said it was just a ganglion... and that I should just smack a book on it, ashamed to say I said she was stupid and that was that, as I know that is only a myth (the book she told me to use? A bible.. ).

3 years later it's still annoying the hell out of me. I'm absolutely stuck into art, that means holding a pencil/pen all day long, the lump is located on the joint of the middle finger on my left hand nearest to the nail.

Actually, it doesn't hurt at all, only when I irritate it by using stroke preasure with pens and stuff, it goes red and soft (otherwise its rockhard, almost like bone).

So for about 1.5 years now, I have been using bandages, surgical tape, to cover it up when I'm doing my arts... I'm fine, if I have to live doing that its not too much of a problem... however if anyone knows how to get rid of it, your awesome.

PS: the reason I use tape/bandage is so I don't end up scarring or irritating the skin itself, and possibly cause some infection into the joint, just being safe!