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Question: Persistent Knuckle Injury


 JF - Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:06 am

About eight months ago, I injured my knuckle during a martial arts practice session. Due to an incorrect breaking attempt, the top half the middle knuckle on my dominant hand got pushed back slightly and a small, somewhat soft lump formed on the bottom half of the same knuckle, jutting out. I’ve had to give up boxing, one of my favorite pastimes, as any attempt at bagwork causes this knuckle to creak and groan sickeningly during motion afterwards. Also, I’ve had intermittent pain in that finger and knuckle since the injury. There has been little or no improvement in condition over this entire period.
Have I done some injury to the associated ligament? If so, can it be repaired? Can I risk ignoring the injury and returning to practice, or will this cause permanent injury?
Thank you for your time.
 thisguy - Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:00 pm

Hey- I have a nice little bubble on my knuckle from breaking wood too. Was curious if you got any feedback on this yet? what was the end result? r u able to box again? I haven't gone to the doctor yet and haven't resumed hitting things. It's been about three weeks.

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