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left pinky finger
left pinky finger  

left pinky finger
left pinky finger  
I know you are a PT but just curious if you could help me out since you see hands all the time.  My left pinky joint has a bigger "bone" than the right.  It's not painful, stiff or anything, it's just that I noticed it and it's been that way for a while.  Is it something to worry about??

Sorry this is so late.  My apologies.  I'm actually an OT but have spent my career in hand rehab.  If your finger doesn't hurt or cause functional problems with using your hand then I wouldn't worry about it.  There are lots of known anomalies in the human body and this is probably one of them.  My left index finger bends quite differently than my right.  My father's does the same thing and yours might be the same way.

Don't worry about it.



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Brian Neville, OTR/L, CWCE


I can answer questions about both conservative and post-operative rehabilitation for UPPER extremity injuries. These include but are not limited to: fractures, tendon repairs, tendon transfers, nerve repairs, lacerations, tenolysis procedures, TFCC injuries, repetitive motion disorders, reconstructive procedures. I have an advanced knowledge of UPPER extremity anatomy and industrial rehabilitation. I have extensive splinting skills for injuries to the upper extremity. Although not a physician or a surgeon I have worked closely with world renowned upper extremity specialists for over 10 years. I can give general information on what some of the most common upper extremity surgeries involve. I can reference those procedures as well. PLEASE DON'T ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE NECK, SHOULDER, ARM/HAND. I'M NOT QUALIFIED AND KNOW ABSOLUTELY ZERO ABOUT BACKS/HIPS/KNEES/ANKLES/ETC. THANK YOU!!!


10+ years working closely with orthopedic and hand surgeons and their patients. I have treated patients with small lacerations to major reconstructive procedures. My knowledge base includes both conservative and post-operative rehab protocols and care for upper extremity injuries. I have treated patients all the way from day 1 post-op to return-to-work status.

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