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How do I tell if my knuckle is broken?

X-Ray: A positive x-ray with swelling, pain and possible decreased range of motion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop cracking my knuckles?

Can you tell me how to stop cracking my knuckles?

See details: The same way you break any habit. You make a conscious effort not to do it. You have to provide the motivation and discipline. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my knuckle is broken?

Can you tell me how I could tell if my 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

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How to tell if my knuckle dislocated or broken?

How to tell if my knuckle dislocated or broken?

X-ray with eval: Hello. The only way to acurately determine the extent of your injury is an x-ray (or other radiographic study) and med history with physical examination. ...Read more

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How can you tell if knuckles broken?

X-ray: The best way to determine if your knuckle is broken is with x-ray, medical history & physical examination. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to tell if knuckles broken?

I need some tips on how to tell if knuckles broken?

Rather than: Trying to self -diagnose - seek medical eval.
X-rays can be used to rule out fractures. ...Read more

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Is it possible to dislocate your knuckle? If so, how can you tell?

Is it possible to dislocate your knuckle? If so, how can you tell?

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

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Please tell me what is happening when you crack your knuckles?

Please tell me what is happening when you crack your knuckles?

You're breaking: Little gas bubbles in the joint, very much like bubble wrap. It takes a bit before the gas reforms into a bubble, at which time you'll be able to pop (crack) them again. It may be annoying (to some), but it's not dangerous and will not lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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How to tell if I broke my knuckle or if it's just bruised?

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

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Can you tell me about the skin condition knuckle pads do you know anyone with this disorder?

Can you tell me about the skin condition knuckle pads do you know anyone with this disorder?

Relax: Cause unknown unless you drag your knuckles or are a boxer. No harm. No treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is popping your back, neck, and knuckles/fingers bad?

Can you tell me is popping your back, neck, and knuckles/fingers bad?

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

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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?

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?

Pain in knuckle: Boxer Knuckle, painfully extension of affected finger. Swollen and best detected by MRI of the hand with emphasis on the extensor tendon that many times is ruptured and dislocated!
See Ortho Hand Surgeon for further evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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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.

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.

SEE PROVIDER: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hand/finger/knuckle therapy?

Can you tell me about hand/finger/knuckle therapy?

For what?: There are all kinds of "therapy." The word only means treatment. Usually physical or occupational therapy. It is used to treat certain problems. The type and length of therapy depends on the disease or injury being treated. So what's wrong? ...Read more

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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

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

Hand bruise: 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

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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