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What Could Cause Chronic White Knuckles
White knuckles: The reasons for white knuckles are many. If the skin is thick or scaling it may appear white when the fingers are slightly flexed. If the knuckles are white when the fingers are straightened it maybe decreased blood in the area especially if the fingers are swollen. Anemia can also cause white knuckles when the fingers are bent. ...Read more
What could be cause chronic twitching spells in the flanks and abdomen? Feel like fasciculations but stronger. Visible in mirror, can feel with hand.
Fasciulations: Muscle fasiculations may occur and don't necessarily denote neurologic or muscle pathology. However if these are new to you and occur continually, I recommend an evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more
What could cause chronic elbow pain with swelling. Pain radiates to hand and wrist. Sometimes to shoulder. At times jabbing pain. Have had for a year.
See physician: To be sure. However, this could be a couple things, including a chronic bursitis which is causing pressure on the ulnar nerve causing the radiating pain. There are a number of other structures in the elbow that can cause chronic inflammation though and thorough history and physical is necessary with possible imaging. ...Read more
Chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Pain in hand and fingers. What is cause. Pain in elbow also. Could it be hand ischemia?
I have been having on and off wrist and hand pain for a few months on the left side of my left hand. I try to rest it as much as possible but it keeps coming back, albeit mildly. It might be caused by the keyboard. I fear it is becoming chronic!
See Hand Doctor: Few Months - you should see an Orthopedics Dr or a Hand Doctor. Get examined and treated. ...Read more
Abe chronic radial artery occlusion due to thrombosis. Off blood thinners. Was told pain is not due to occlusion. What would cause pain in hand?
The vascular supply of the hand is very variable. So you need to be evaluated to see if there is a vascular/blood supply issue or if this is a so-called "red herring" and there is another completely different issue.
There are many other causes of pain in the hand, too many to list here. Everything from carpal tunnel to tedonitis to arthritis etc... ...Read more
Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Having pain in hand along with headache and dizziness. Is this caused by clot or something else?
Clot?: Recheck an ultrasound of the vessel and you will know doctor must order. ...Read more
Chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Having pain in fingers and hand. What is cause. Last ultrasound a year ago. Another was ordered. Will it change?
See details: Have you consulted a vascular surgeon? If not, you need to do it to see if he/she has anything to offer. ...Read more
Does chronic radial artery occlusion cause sharp pain un hand at various points such as elbow wrist shoulder. If not what would cause pain?
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
Sometimes my fingers randomly turn black. I don't have any pain anywhere. It just randomly turns black. It's most noticable on the knuckles. What could cause this?
Fingers turn black: A female of unknown age and location states her knuckles turn black randomly. Never heard of turning black. Suspect you mean dark blue or cyanotic. Called Raynaud's & often occurs when hands exposed 2 cold (ice water or reaching in frig). Common in young women esp if on BB. Classically 1st turns white 2nd vasospasm, then blue as blood stagnates & then bright red as vasospasm goes & flow increases ...Read more
Knuckle wrinkles: Wrinkles on the knuckles are natural and allow the motion for example when making a fist. As a rheumatologist, it is the loss or lack or wrinkles that may be a sign of disease. ...Read more
I have several arthritic knuckles that periodically cause distracting pain. Any home remedies? Stretches, etc.?
Arthritic knuckles: Try hand exercises by relaxing your hand. Start with your fingers straight and close together. Bend the end and middle joints of your fingers. Keep your wrist and knuckles straight. Moving slowly and smoothly, return your hand to the starting position. Repeat with your other hand. If you can, perform multiple repetitions of this exercise on each hand. Also try anti-inflammatory meds or splinting. ...Read more
Dry knuckles with very small cuts with scaleyness plus red blotches. What causes this. Its never happened to me before?
Unsure: I would be concerned about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis if this has been going on for a while. I am not sure if the water is hot or cold which may help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: An injury can cause damage to the ligaments, tendons and bones at the time of trauma. ...Read more
To my knowledge No -:
Cause has yet been established for it. It also does not result in any longterm ill effects. However having said that, if someone has it in joint, which has been ijnured in the past then it would be better to have that checked out by your orthopd with an xrays to see if there is a loose body or some other cause for it.
Good Luck. ...Read more
Large knuckles (middle of fingers) most of my life. I had a habit bending and pushing my knuckles which caused this. Can they be fixed? Or too late?
Explanation: May be you taking any vascular medications, or may be just cold weather causes this. Temperatures changes more often reason of this rffect ...Read more
NSAIDS: Provided you are not allergic to Aspirin or Aspirin like drugs otc anti-inflammatories are probably your best best (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc). Some people swear by the "natural" remedies (glucosamine chondroitin, sharks cartilage etc) though there are no controlled scientific trials to substantiate their efficacy. Check with your pcp. ...Read more
See a neurologist: A lot more info. Is needed. See a neurologist. ...Read more
No.: It's a nitrogen bubble coming out of suspension that makes the 'pop'. ...Read more
I have fluid I believe above my right knuckle its really soft and tender and I don't know why. What can be the cause its not that painful.
Knuckles got some red swelling, she used candle wax to decrease swelling and it helps. Is it ok? What are the causes? Should it be a concern?
Causes of swelling?: There are many possible causes of swelling, pain and/or redness of the knuckles. These include overuse, sprains, arthritis (wear & tear and rheumatoid are the most common), infection and injury. Candle wax may provide temporary relief by warming the joints, but, due to the high risk of burns, in my mind, it's not OK. If your arthritic joints are bothering you, by all means, consult a doctor. ...Read more
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