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Causes Of Knuckle Pads
Relax: Cause unknown unless you drag your knuckles or are a boxer. No harm. No treatment. ...Read more
The pad of my hand under the thumb in my right hand is very swollen and painful. It seems to happen quite regularly what could cause this?
You would: Need to see a hand doctor and possibly a rheumatologist to get the answers to your question ...Read more
To my knowledge No -:
Cause has yet been established for it. It also does not result in any longterm ill effects. However having said that, if someone has it in joint, which has been ijnured in the past then it would be better to have that checked out by your orthopd with an xrays to see if there is a loose body or some other cause for it.
Good Luck. ...Read more
Large knuckles (middle of fingers) most of my life. I had a habit bending and pushing my knuckles which caused this. Can they be fixed? Or too late?
Sometimes my fingers randomly turn black. I don't have any pain anywhere. It just randomly turns black. It's most noticable on the knuckles. What could cause this?
Fingers turn black: A female of unknown age and location states her knuckles turn black randomly. Never heard of turning black. Suspect you mean dark blue or cyanotic. Called Raynaud's & often occurs when hands exposed 2 cold (ice water or reaching in frig). Common in young women esp if on BB. Classically 1st turns white 2nd vasospasm, then blue as blood stagnates & then bright red as vasospasm goes & flow increases ...Read more
I have several arthritic knuckles that periodically cause distracting pain. Any home remedies? Stretches, etc.?
Arthritic knuckles: Try hand exercises by relaxing your hand. Start with your fingers straight and close together. Bend the end and middle joints of your fingers. Keep your wrist and knuckles straight. Moving slowly and smoothly, return your hand to the starting position. Repeat with your other hand. If you can, perform multiple repetitions of this exercise on each hand. Also try anti-inflammatory meds or splinting. ...Read more
Dry knuckles with very small cuts with scaleyness plus red blotches. What causes this. Its never happened to me before?
No.: It's a nitrogen bubble coming out of suspension that makes the 'pop'. ...Read more
Unsure: I would be concerned about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis if this has been going on for a while. I am not sure if the water is hot or cold which may help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have fluid I believe above my right knuckle its really soft and tender and I don't know why. What can be the cause its not that painful.
Knuckles got some red swelling, she used candle wax to decrease swelling and it helps. Is it ok? What are the causes? Should it be a concern?
Causes of swelling?: There are many possible causes of swelling, pain and/or redness of the knuckles. These include overuse, sprains, arthritis (wear & tear and rheumatoid are the most common), infection and injury. Candle wax may provide temporary relief by warming the joints, but, due to the high risk of burns, in my mind, it's not OK. If your arthritic joints are bothering you, by all means, consult a doctor. ...Read more
What might be the cause of the pain in the lower part of my pinky finger? More specifically, in the two lower knuckle when moved/bent/clenched etc.
White knuckles: The reasons for white knuckles are many. If the skin is thick or scaling it may appear white when the fingers are slightly flexed. If the knuckles are white when the fingers are straightened it maybe decreased blood in the area especially if the fingers are swollen. Anemia can also cause white knuckles when the fingers are bent. ...Read more
Crack, Pop, Crunch..: Yeah. For everyone around you. It's annoying- and makes you look nervous or uncomfortable. It's like cracking your gum all the time. And yes, it can put chronic strain on the joint capsules and lead to laxity and maybe even some arthritis down the line. Every now and then, OK (like once or twice an hour; or just before a fight). Otherwise knock it off. Try tightly clenching your fists instead. ...Read more
Yes: An injury can cause damage to the ligaments, tendons and bones at the time of trauma. ...Read more
No: There is a study that followed people who cracked their knuckles daily for 20 years vs people who didn't crack their knuckles. Serial x-rays of their hands were done over that time period. There was no difference in the likelihood of seeing arthritis on X-Rays between the groups. Although knuckle cracking may annoy people I think it's fun.....and it will not cause arthritis!! ...Read more
Explanation: May be you taking any vascular medications, or may be just cold weather causes this. Temperatures changes more often reason of this rffect ...Read more
NSAIDS: Provided you are not allergic to Aspirin or Aspirin like drugs otc anti-inflammatories are probably your best best (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc). Some people swear by the "natural" remedies (glucosamine chondroitin, sharks cartilage etc) though there are no controlled scientific trials to substantiate their efficacy. Check with your pcp. ...Read more
No: There is no evidence that thius habit will cause any joint damage. ...Read more
Dr. Linville answers...Follow up question: I also have cspine ddd. Will this also cause small bone bumps to form near knuckles?
Bumps on knuckles: Heberden's nodes are genetic arthritic spurs on the distal finger joints, more common in women (look at mom, nana, or auntie's fingers). Bouchards nodes, affect the proximal knuckle (closest to the palm) and are less common. These are arthritic, but not specifically related to cervical ddd. ...Read more
I'm 31 and am experiencing the sudden onset of pain in my two middle knuckles on both hands with no injury or trauma. What can cause this?
Knuckle wrinkles: Wrinkles on the knuckles are natural and allow the motion for example when making a fist. As a rheumatologist, it is the loss or lack or wrinkles that may be a sign of disease. ...Read more
What may be the cause of sharp pain in the top knuckle of my index finger? It happens often when extending my finger
Several causes: There are several possible causes of your pain. If your finger gets caught in mid-flexion and then snaps, then you have a trigger finger. If the knuckle joint swells or aches, then it can be arthritis in the joint. If there has been any injury to the knuckle, then it could be a deep contusion to the joint or to the tendon which runs over the joint. I would take some advil (ibuprofen) or alleve and protect. ...Read more
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