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How Can You Tell If Your Knuckle Is Broken
Fracture/ Break: A medical examination, history and X-rays are needed to accurately diagnose a fracture/ break in most cases. ...Read more
None: Knuckle cracking does not cause joint damage. It just annoys others who have to listen to it. ...Read more
Trying to self -diagnose - seek medical eval.
X-rays can be used to rule out fractures. ...Read more
Sure: Your knuckle is a joint between your finger and hand called the metacarpal phalangeal joint. It can be dislocated and presents with deformity and pain. To know for sure you get an xray. ...Read more
X-ray: Hello. You will actually need an x-ray (or other radiographic study) in combination with physical examination/ history to acurately determine if you have a fracture. ...Read more
Relax: Cause unknown unless you drag your knuckles or are a boxer. No harm. No treatment. ...Read more
Yes and no: Most people incorrectly believe that popping or cracking knuckles causes arthritis. This is not true. However, popping joints can cause soft tissue damage to joint capsules and ligaments about the joint, which can cause joint instability. This is damaging. The popping noise is created by the joint fluid being shifted from an area of saturation to an area of devoid of fluid. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a sagittal band injury and how can you tell if you have one? What do doctors do to determine injuries of the knuckle?
How do tell if I have gout in my finger. I have a history of gout. Knuckle in my pinky has been swollen for a month. Indocine doesn't help.
I pulled out a piece of glass from my knuckle today using tweezers. It's infected and I'm worried there is more in my hand. How can I tell if there is?
Can you tell me the best treatmens for painful bone spurs. I have 2 bone spurs on the upper knuckles on my l/r hand?
I punched a wall and im not sure if my middle finger or knuckle is broken, how do I know? And how do I tell my parents about it
As you think about things--make sure ice is applied as much as possible over the first 48 hours.
if pain and swelling persists--you will need an xray.
if the middle finger appears straight and not deviated--treatment would be buddy taping to the closest finger.
Tell your parents early on rather than late. You will feel glad you confessed your mistake ...Read more
I have 5 small blisters between my ring and my knuckle. My finger is swollen in that area and I am unable to remove my ring. Can you tell me why?
Soap under ring: I can think of to possible causes. You may be allergic to the metal that your ring is made of. If you have no problems with any other metals, then you may get soap caught under your ring when you wash your hands. The soap causes an irritant dermatitis and maybe because of the rash. You need to see a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
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