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How can you tell if knuckles broken?

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The best way to determine if your knuckle is broken is with X-ray, medical history & physical examination.
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Dr. James Bicos answered:

How can you tell if finger is broken or jammed. Index finger is quite swollen down into knuckle on hand. Can move it?

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The only real way to tell is with an X-ray. If you had a traumatic episode (ie falling on it) then it would also point to more of a fracture. If you had no injury to your finger and the finger is also swollen, then you may need to be evaluated for an infection if you have any open sores on the finger.
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Is it possible to dislocate your knuckle? If so, how can you tell?

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

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trying to self -diagnose - seek medical eval. X-rays can be used to rule out fractures.
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How to tell if my knuckle dislocated or broken?

X-ray with eval

Injuries
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.
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Dr. Howard R. Fox answered:

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

You're breaking

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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.
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How do I tell if my knuckle is broken?

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A positive X-ray with swelling, pain and possible decreased range of motion.
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How to tell if I broke my knuckle or if it's just bruised?

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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.
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How do I tell if I have arthritis on my hands/knuckles?

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More serious forms of arthritis, rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, psoriatic, and each will have some changes in the joints of the hands, stiffness, swelling of specific joints, and problems with hand function. If these changes are present, or are progressing, you need to check with your physician, or see a rheumatologist, a specialist in arthritis conditions.
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan answered:

how can i tell if i broke the knuckles in my fingers?

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best way to diagnose a fracture is with appropriate xrays.
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