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What Could Cause Chronic White Knuckles
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
I have recently developed small nodules on my knuckles that are growing in size, all joints in my hands r now very painful, what could cause this?
My 2 year old daughters hands (knuckles) started swelling today every time she washes her hands. We did not change soap. What could cause this?
Allergic reaction: To something. Maybe you didn't change brand but the brand may have changed the ingredients. Try a different soap...And try no soap. Sometimes people will have a peculiar reaction to just cold, heat. Or just water.. ...Read more
This winter my pointer finger below the knuckle would turn white, cold, and numb when out in cold weather, what would cause this? Is it serious?
The back of my hand especially around my knuckles and lower fingers is red and the skin is scaly. Could this be caused by wearing vinyl gloves?
Knuckle Pads: Knuckle pads are benign, asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, smooth, firm, skin-colored papules, nodules, or plaques, located in the skin over the dorsal aspects of the metacarpophalangeal (mcp) and interphalangeal (ip) joints. A history of repetitive trauma related to sports or occupation is often present. ...Read more
What could be the cause of knuckle pain in the index finger without redness or swelling. I have bulging disk that I am being treated for...
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