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Double jointed fingers, is this okay?

Double jointed fingers, is this okay?

To some extent: Ligamentous laxity can involve various joints including the joints of the fingers. It is fairly uncommon for this to cause problems with the gingers themselves. If any concern in your part, don't hesitate to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Can you answer, is double jointed fingers a bad thing?

Can you answer, is double jointed fingers a bad thing?

Double jointed : Being double jointed usually means that you have extra flexibility in your joints. It is not a bad thing. ...Read more

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How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers unless marphans?

Marfans is linked to: joint instabilty but there are many similar diseases yhat lead to joint instability. Many younger ( non marfanoid) have joint looseness that they also grow out of. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of double-jointed fingers?

What is the best way to get rid of double-jointed fingers?

You cant: Double joints is really a misnomer. What you likely have are lax joints, which are joints whose ligaments are more lax than what is usually considered normal. Larger joints can be stabilized by strengthening the muscles around the joint, e.g. Shoulder. If you feel you have a significant problem you should see a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Joint finger pain for almost 2 months including pelvic pain..what could it be?

Joint finger pain for almost 2 months including pelvic pain..what could it be?

Arthritis: Arthritic issues are likely in the hands. I am not sure what you mean by pelvic pain. See a doctor and have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers without Marfan's or eds?

How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers without Marfan's or eds?

Not rare at all: Flexibility of the joints, both large and small, is common. Many normal folks have this, and so do folks with certain genetic conditions, like eds and Marfan syndrome, two of hundreds of genetic conditions that feature joint hyperextensibility. Are you worried about these conditions? Bring your concerns up with your regular doctor at your next check up. ...Read more

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How to figure out why i can't stop cracking my joints (fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows..)?

How to figure out why i can't stop cracking my joints (fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows..)?

Bad Habit.: You get used to it, hard to live without it. If you survive not doing it for 21 days by focusing on doing something else, you might be able to break the bad habit. Stretching might be a healthy habit to replace it with. ...Read more

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Well I have stiff fingers either when i'm holding a plastic bag to holding a tennis racket. I also have double joint fingers. Is that the case?

Well I have stiff fingers either when i'm holding a plastic bag to holding a tennis racket. I also have double joint fingers. Is that the case?

Not Sure: I am not sure what you are having trouble with. Stiff fingers usually mean that they don't move easily, or feel tight or swollen when trying to move them. Double jointed individuals do not have "extra" joints, they tend to be very flexible which allows their joints to move in ways most people can't. Over use of flexible joints can cause some inflammation and stiffness. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen joint finger for about 6 months now, i've tried cold, voltaren and even diclofenac. Xrays shown nothing damaged?

I've had a swollen joint finger for about 6 months now, i've tried cold, voltaren and even diclofenac. Xrays shown nothing damaged?

A good doctor should: In his mind have a differential diagnosis of what could be wrong based on a good history and clinical exam. Sometimes, further diagnostic or blood testing needs to be done. Make sure you see a hand surgeon, in the case you are seeing an internist and he is not ale to help you. ...Read more

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Constantly aches joints, fingers/wrists/elbows.. I crack a lot, I hear it doesn't effect them but I'm sceptical..how should I go about fixing this?

Constantly aches joints, fingers/wrists/elbows.. I crack a lot, I hear it doesn't effect them but I'm sceptical..how should I go about fixing this?

Nutrition, gut issue: Nutrition, and gut status needs to be investigated and evaluated. Chronic inflammation could be at the root of joint pain. See PCP, or consult with a Health Tap physician. ...Read more

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Reason for sudden onset distal joint finger pain, nail pitting? No history of psoriasis.

Reason for sudden onset distal joint finger pain, nail pitting? No history of psoriasis.

Get evaluated: See a rheumatologist. Sometimes psoriatic arthritis appears before the classic skin changes. Nail pitting can be associated with psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! but with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Is crackling joints that bad ? I do it daily many times in many joints :fingers(hand and feet), neck , leg from up .

Is crackling joints that bad ? I do it daily many times in many joints :fingers(hand and feet), neck , leg from up .

No it is not bad: Contrary to what you may have heard, cracking joints is not bad for them and does not cause arthritis. It is more of a habit or compulsion that can be a sign of some anxiety or other issue though. ...Read more

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Some tik tok sounds are comming frome my knees,fingers i mean in almost every joints in my body.. (knee joint,finger joints,hip joint etc..) please tell me why is that and i am 18years old?

Some tik tok sounds are comming frome my knees,fingers i mean in almost every joints in my body.. (knee joint,finger joints,hip joint etc..) please tell me why is that and i am 18years old?

See below: I'm wondering if these sounds arise when you crack your knuckles or other joints. Otherwise, if you hear them when you are not moving, you should get an evaluation. If there are no medical reasons, then perhaps you should get your hearing tested. If that is OK, then perhaps seeing a therapist or other mental health professional may help. ...Read more

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Constant pain of joints. Fingers, neck, pelvic bone, behind knees. Get anxiety in morning gearing up to face another day of pain.no nsaids. Have ulcer?

Constant pain of joints. Fingers, neck, pelvic bone, behind knees. Get anxiety in morning gearing up to face another day of pain.no nsaids. Have ulcer?

Please do the labs: Please ask your pcp to run tests for inflammation process keeping in mind differential arthritis/Reynolds/thyroid/infection. Also cortisol am could be informative. Thanks ...Read more

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41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis.best treatment option?

41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis.best treatment option?

Varies: So, essentially you have a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Mild cases may respond to medication and rest; moderate cases traction with physical therapy; severe usually get an MRI and then epidural steroid injections or surgery. ...Read more

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What is it? I have red bumps over finger and toe joints, finger/toe tenderness to touch and cold hands. Sometimes knuckles turn purple

Many things to consi: Many things to consider including a variation of arthritis , myositis muscle things, and a variety of rashes. Would ask your physician to evaluate or send you to a rheumatologist and/or a dermatologist. This may be very simple or it might be a complex issue. ...Read more

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Cause? Joints (fingers, shoulders, hip, knees) hurt for year+. Light headed, dizziness, losing hair are other problems. ANA negative. WBC 4.7 RBC 3.86

Cause? Joints (fingers, shoulders, hip, knees) hurt for year+. Light headed, dizziness, losing hair are other problems. ANA negative. WBC 4.7 RBC 3.86

RA: RA often has negative tests. Your age puts you in the danger zone. Careful x-rays of your SI joints & hands may help. Your response to NSAIDs should be positive but not a cure. Look for bumps on the leg and sides of the fingers You are a bit anemic so check the reason for that. That may give us a hint. Iritis is often associated. RA has many cousins like lupus, , psoriatic and other arthritides. ...Read more

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27, 125 healthy female. Take great care of my body. Daily problems-Sore/swollen joints (fingers, wrists, hips, knees, ankles), chronic fatigue, blotchy chest, daily headaches, etc. ANA was 1:640. C3 135.5 (av.82-194) C4 34.2 (av.18-55) Help! Meaning?

27, 125 healthy female. Take great care of my body. Daily problems-Sore/swollen joints (fingers, wrists, hips, knees, ankles), chronic fatigue, blotchy chest, daily headaches, etc. ANA was 1:640. C3 135.5 (av.82-194) C4 34.2 (av.18-55) Help! Meaning?

Not healthy: If you have all these symptoms , you are not healthy. The elevated ANA suggests that you are more likely to suffer from an autoimmune disorder but is not diagnostic per se. I would like to see a CH50 level instead of just C3 or C4. Recommend that you consult a rheumatologist who will likely order confirmatory tests. ...Read more

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What to do about an assumed ganglion on the joint of finger?

Aspiration or surg: Ganglion are cysts that can come off of a joint or a tendon. Aspiration (sticking a needle into the cyst) under local anesthesia can be done. Surgery may be necessary to remove with a decrease recurrence rate vs. Aspiration. Often a ganglionis due to or associated with joint pathology or tendon prob;em which may need to be addressed surgically. ...Read more

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Help, I have black bump randomly appeared on finger; I also have pain In the upper joint of finger, what could this be I have being for a finger scan ?

Help, I have black bump randomly appeared on finger; I also have pain In the upper joint of finger, what could this be I have being for a finger scan ?

Bump on finger: For how long you had the bump and the pain?
Is the size of the bump increases in size, as well the pain in intensity.
What is the color of the skin? is the bump attached to the skin or to the bone?
You need to see a hand surgeon, and had an MRI of the hand. This will dictate future treatment. ...Read more

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How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

No one really knows!: No one really knows!
For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? it is weight bearing and used all the time?
For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role. Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role. ...Read more

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Sore joints and fingers and thumb, could it be a tendon thing?

Sore joints and fingers and thumb, could it be a tendon thing?

Possibly but rather: Improbable, as there is no single tendon going to all fingers or the thumb. Sounds more lie some arthritis, gout or pseudogout, unless a crush injury to the whole hand has affected multiple fingers/thumb.
Do get yourself checked by an orthopod or a hand surgeon. Your pcp can help direct you in the right way.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Am takin gelixer protein powder for joint and finger pain. Is it good?

Am takin gelixer protein powder for joint and finger pain. Is it good?

Not needed!: I assume that you mean some type of joint supplement that contains glucosamine or chondroitin sulfate. Studies have not really shown that they help or prevent arthritis. At your age i don't think you need this type of product. ...Read more

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Always cracking MP joints in fingers and big toe and even DIP joints in fingers. Cannot stop as this has been ongoing for over 4 years. What can I do?

Always cracking MP joints in fingers and big toe and even DIP joints in fingers. Cannot stop as this has been ongoing for over 4 years. What can I do?

Snap, crackle & pop.: It is a habit, and like most habits, both good and bad, very hard to break. You can spend a lot of money and time for help, but in the end, you either want to stop or not. I can think of a lot of worse things to spend your time doing. ...Read more