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A 43-year-old member asked:

the knuckle in one of my fingers cracked about one month ago and it still hurts and i can't type?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Be seen: Cracking your knuckles should not leave any lasting injury.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Injury of tendon: You can have an injury of cartilage, interosseous muscles, joint, cartialge, etc was there swelling? Did it turn balck and blue? Many people can crack their knuckles without a problem. Besides an examination, consider x-rays, ultrasound, MRI to clarify.
Dr. Farhan Tahir
Rheumatology 22 years experience
Trigger finger?: Cracking knuckles had been studued snd found tobe a benign condition. It should not result in major injury, if there is a tender spot near the hurting joint which can be felt along the palmer aspect of your finger, it could be trigger finger, get an ultrasound or MRI for soft tissue injury or inflammation.

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