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Short Tapered Fingers
Evolution: It is hard to say genetically why the ones with shorter pinkies survived and not the other way around. But going back to species before us, it was that way. Just looking at my hand, i 'd rather have it that way and not the other way as the prehensile activity looks better and it would just look weird, don't you think? ...Read more
Two of my fingers got crazy suddleny... They started to feel like an short-circuit everytime I bend or rotate them... What seems to be the problem?
See rheumatologist : You have short fingers and are female. I don't know of any surgery to lengthen fingers. If you notice short fingers you may have others things to consider like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (jra). Ask for a referral it could be that you have inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For specific things: Such as congenitally short fingers there are time when function is imporvoed by lengthening a digit but this is a rare occurrence. For a "normal functioning hand" with all the digits there is no cosmetic way that would successfully lengthen fingers. Even in congenitally short fingers it is a very controversial subject as it has a very limited functional indication ( very select cases). ...Read more
No: If the neck or fingers become more plump - it may give the illusion that they are shorter - but they don't become any shorter. ...Read more
When i grip an object (eg: bike handlebars) for a short time, my fingers seem to seize up and are painful when i try to release the object. Why?
Myotonias, genetic: Disorders that cause inability to release a grip, are dystrophic (with slowly progressive weakness) or non-dystrophic (not progressive). Dystrophic types have autosomal dominant inheritance, so one of your parents would have it. Non-dystrophic types are from point mutations on specific genes. A neurologist & geneticist can determine if you have either type. Many are annoying, but not disabling. ...Read more