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Crack, Pop, Crunch..: Yeah. For everyone around you. It's annoying- and makes you look nervous or uncomfortable. It's like cracking your gum all the time. And yes, it can put chronic strain on the joint capsules and lead to laxity and maybe even some arthritis down the line. Every now and then, OK (like once or twice an hour; or just before a fight). Otherwise knock it off. Try tightly clenching your fists instead. ...Read more
None: Knuckle cracking does not cause joint damage. It just annoys others who have to listen to it. ...Read more
My hands are still cold & knuckles off & on turning a purplish blue? Why is this happening, is there something wrong with me? Never had this problem before, my body feels warm, it's just my hands. They feel like icicles, they are so cold. My knuckles have
Yes : Yes this is abnormal and needs to be checked out. You have a problem with circulation to your hands. This could be relative to small blood vessels in your hand as in certain rheumatological conditions i.E raynauds. Or you might have a problem with larger vessels though less likely. This is much less common than in the legs and less commonly involving both hands. It can also happen with abnormal pressure on larger vessels though also not common. The important point is that you should get checked out as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In cold weather my hands get inflamed between the knuckles and the wrist? Could this be a circulation problem?
Could be circulation: It is fairly common to get tingling and stiffness in the hands with cold weather. May be mild, or may be something called raynaud's syndrome. Try the simple things first... Wear gloves and keep hands warm. If it really bothers you, and you have poor pulses, mention it to your primary md. Might ask you family members if they have similar symptoms as well. ...Read more
Have swelling just below knuckles on top of hand. Cannot bend my two fingers located just past thumb for a least a hour upon awa have carpall tunnel for 30 years in left hand which is the hand i'm having problems with. Is there over-the-counter medication
Have it evaluated: Then get the hand evaluated. See an orthopedist or hand specialist. ...Read more
I observed that my memory''s been deteriorating so fast. sometimes, i even forget which hand is used for fork. can this be a serious problem?
I have recently started noticing problems using my dominant hand. I have noticed having difficulty picking or gripping objects of any size. ?
I've had dry hand problems for years. Since starting bjj in 2008 i've had 0 problems. I took off a time and the problems came back. Any correlation?
Co incidence?: Is it a coincidence or bjj was therapeutic.I do not find any correlation.But your dry hand problem was cured by brazilian martial art you can consult your doctor to find if there is correlation, as i found none, or resume bjj as it cures it. ...Read more
Second opinion: If you have broken your hand and are not satisfied with the help you are getting, don't hesitate to get a second opinion, even if you have to go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Try these: Bag balm and udder butter can work really well for dry hands. ...Read more
THE DEVIL IS IN THE: Details. Take mom to the doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diabetes: The issue isn't whether or not your diabetes is out of hand, the questions should be, "am i doing the right things about my diabetes?" everything plays a role -- diet, exercise, sleep, stress, work, play. Make sure that in order to keep your "diabetes" in check is to see your doctor regularly, have your hba1c checked, and watch your food intakes. Drink plenty of water. You are young, take care. ...Read more
Need more info: I am not sure. Lots of pain isn't normal so i would get it evaluated. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
I burnt a very tiny part on my hand from hot solder. But I applied ice on it (inside 2-3 tissue papers). Would that cause any problems?
I had a motorbike accident 3 monts ago and i felt on my hand.The problem is that my wrist is still hurting me. Didn't swell at that time.
Injured wrist : Presence of ongoing wrist pain 3 months removed from the inciting injury needs further evaluation. Falling on to the wrist can cause wrist fractures as well as disruption in normal integrity of the ligaments and tendons of the wrist. A physical examination by a physician in tune with wrist injuries, an x-ray, + or - mri/mr arthrogram of the wrist are needed for a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers