I hurt my knuckle playing hockey about 3 months ago. I have had 2 x-rays which were both negative. I have had a cortozone shot, been put on two topical anti-inflammitories and have shown limited progress. I have a bump on the nuckle of my right pinky finger. The doctor says it is probably joint/cartiledge/tendon/ligament damage. He mentioned it may be a ganglian. It is still quite stiff and sore some days, but pretty good other days. I have been referred to a surgeon but am on a 6 month wait list. I have started taking glucosamine sulphate to rebuild/repair the joint. I am desperate to get this thing healed. My doctor has become usless. Anyone have ideas? Alternative medicine? Alternatives to glucosamine?