Doctor insights on:
Causes Of Knuckle Pads
Relax: Cause unknown unless you drag your knuckles or are a boxer. No harm. No treatment. ...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?
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