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Doctor insights on: Knuckle Pads

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What is the skin condition "knuckle pads"?

What is the skin condition "knuckle pads"?

Thickened skin: Tough, thick skin over knuckles. Well worth ignoring. Sometimes seen with Duputrens contractures. ...Read more

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What are signs that my knuckles are broken?

What are signs that my knuckles are broken?

Several: Is there deformity , poor range of motion, swelling, bruising, intense pain or numbness? An x-ray and medical evaluation will determine if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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Exercises for a sprained knuckle?

Exercises for a sprained knuckle?

Sprain: As long as the diagnosis is certain then best course of action involves simple range of motion exercises. This will not only help improve flexibility but also improve swelling. ...Read more

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What does cracking my knuckles do?

What does cracking my knuckles do?

Knuckle cracking: I am not sure anyone knows for sure, but the phenomenon is thought to be related to gas (maybe carbon dioxide) forming bubbles in the synovial fluid from your joints, being released suddenly upon manipulation. There is no evidence to support that it causes arthritis or any other sequelae. ...Read more

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How do I stop cracking my knuckles?

How do I stop cracking my knuckles?

I hope this will: The single most classic behavioral method is to wrap a rubber band around your wrist. When you notice you are about to crack your knuckles pull back on the rubber band and release. The tiny bit of pain will remind you not to crack. ...Read more

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How can I stop cracking my knuckles?

How can I stop cracking my knuckles?

Mary be hard: It may be hard to stop. The reason people "crack" their knuckles is not well understood. Most think nitrogen gas from the blood builds up in the joint and is released by cracking them. Because of that, it may be helpful. It maybe that if you could set a period of time where you were determined not to do it, that the tendency for gas to collect in that joint may resolve. Not well understood. ...Read more

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Is cracking your knuckles bad for you?

Is cracking your knuckles bad for you?

Not really...: It maybe annoying to the people around you but there has not been shown any concrete evidence of negative effect from knuckle-cracking. Frequent and prolonged (years) cracking possibly cause larger knuckles, but no evidence of damage/arthritis has been found. So, if our knuckles are painful/stiff, consult your doc for an evaulation--because something else is causing such problem. Good luck. ...Read more