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Doctor insights on: Knuckles Cramps

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Thumb car door 4/52 ago swollen painful 4 1 day. Thumb knuckle hard lump on it now painful if hit and cramp like pain if bent too muchwhat shud i do?

Thumb car door 4/52 ago swollen painful 4 1 day. Thumb knuckle hard lump on it now painful if hit and cramp like pain if bent too muchwhat shud i do?

Get yourself seen --: By your gp or an ortho doc so x rays could be done to DX the problem. You could have a fracture or ligament/tendon disruption, and in all these situations you need to be treated, as otherwise you might develop long term problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my 17 yo son 's fingers and knuckles swell only in extreme cold?

Why does my 17 yo son 's fingers and knuckles swell only  in extreme cold?

Arthritis?: There are forms of arthritis that flare in the cold. Check with your doctor for appropriate evaluation. ...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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I think i dislocated my knuckle cap. How to fix this?

I think i dislocated my knuckle cap. How to fix this?

Splinting.: Sometimes it needs to be surgically fixed - but it needs to splinted in extension. See your orthopedic surgeon for possible ligament damage. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sprain your knuckle?

Is it possible to sprain your knuckle?

Sprain: A sprain is considered a stretch or tear of the soft tissues often surrounding a joint. Therefore, yes, you can sprain your knuckle. ...Read more

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How to heal my calluses on my knuckles?

How to heal my calluses on my knuckles?

Sure it's calluses?: Callus formation is typically due to chronic mechanical pressure on an area of skin. Be sure of the diagnosis with your physician. It may be warts or other skin conditions that can mimic callouses. For calluses filing down the dead layer of skin after soaking them in warm water with epsom salts works well and should not cause any pain. ...Read more

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Why would knuckles swell in bad weather?

Why would knuckles swell in bad weather?

Weather causes pain?: Increased pain has been associated with slowly falling barometric pressure. You will notice that in a storm system coming in fast you are fine. Its that front that takes days to come in that gets you. There is also fair weather pain from a high pressure area moving away from you. The mechanism is completely unknown. Swelling might be inflammation from the same mechanism or just feels swollen. ...Read more