Weird Knuckle Pain
February 10, 2010 12:38 PM Subscribe
YANMD but what is up with this finger?
posted by rahnefan to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
I'm a lifetime, habitual knuckle cracker. A few months ago, I was loafing on the couch with my kids and one of them grabbed my middle finger and pulled it a way it did not want to go. The pain was immediate, a definite ouch...probably louder than that but...
Ever since, the knuckle that is nearest to the palm has been crazy sensitive, as if any movement even slightly in the wrong direction and the knuckle said "uh-uh boy, you definitely don't want to do that." As if the finger would truly break, if I dared to crack that knuckle or even slightly pulled it sideways.
Then just a minute ago, I accidentally cracked that knuckle. It hurt like a sonofagun. Now it feels perfectly normal, as if nothing ever happened. No sensitivity, no pain, nada.
What was wrong with it all that time?