Harvard Women's Health Watch
Bumps on finger joints may hint at knee problems
Research weíre watching If you have an arthritis-related condition called Heberdenís nodes, you may be at higher risk for arthritis-related knee problems, according to a study published online January 9 by Arthritis & Rheumatology. Heberdenís nodes develop when cartilage in the fingers wears away, causing the bones to rub against one another. This prompts new bone to form, creating bony nodules in the knuckles closest to the fingertips.