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Doctor insights on: Knuckles Strain

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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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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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Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Itchy bumps: Small bumps can occur on the skin for a variety of reasons, but when they are "ichy" it is usually an indication that they are a "reaction" to something - an "allergy". You may be allergic to something that your skin is coming in contact with like a soap or lotion - could also be clothing. Try to find out what is causing the reaction, eliminate it, and see if it gets better. Steroid cream may help. ...Read more

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Broke my knuckle, need a splint?

Broke my knuckle, need a splint?

Yes and you may need: Than that , check with the orthopedic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Is it bad to crack your knuckles?

Is it bad to crack your knuckles?

No: Contrary to the other answer to your question, studies have shown that cracking knuckles does not cause arthritis or make preexisting arthritis more severe. ...Read more

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How can I splint a knuckle injury?

How can I splint a knuckle injury?

Depends: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pain in my fingers near my knuckles?

Pain in my fingers near my knuckles?

Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joints are larger and feel bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is a soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible. In RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doctor first. ...Read more