Finger Dexterity, The Number 3 and What is Wrong?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Trekker4747, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Venardhi

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    Both hands, opening and and closing, while hopping on one foot and rubbing my belly and patting my head.

    I tend towards the ASL way these days ever since I took a semester of it. I count on my fingers the ASL way too when the occasion calls on it.
     
  2. Trekker4747

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    No, hypochondria is believing you have a serious medical condition even though the facts show otherwise. Other than the medical conditions I DO have I don't believe myself to have a serious medical condition.
     
  3. iguana_tonante

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    Well, I don't want to look like a jerk (too late, I know), but this sounds like you kinda do believe that:

     
  4. Trekker4747

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    It's more of a back of the mind think though than it is me making a bunch of appointments and spending hundreds of dollars doing tests and such. It's more of a "dammit! why don't my fingers work right!"
     
  5. sojourner

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    Here's a tough one. How many here can bend their pinky finger without the ring finger trying to follow? No cheating using your thumb to hold down the pinky!

    It's funny, because I can move my ring finger without my pinky following, but if I try to move the pinky, the ring finger is slaved to it. I can do the "girlscout salute" though by holding my pinky down with my thumb and straightening the ring finger.
     
  6. Trekker4747

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    Concentrating a bit I can move the ring finger without the other fingers moving as well but I can't move my pinky without the ring finger wanting to move with it, can't even concentrate to move it on its own.
     
  7. OdoWanKenobi

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    I can move my ring finger on my right hand by itself, but not on my left hand. Both of my pinkies also bring my ring finger with them.
     
  8. RJDiogenes

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    Yeah, apparently I'm the same. I can bend the ring finger all the way down without affecting (did I use "affect" right? :rommie: ) the others, but the pinky drags the ring finger with it. I can force the ring finger back up, but only if the pinky bends at the middle and not at the base.
     
  9. propita

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    1. Both hands, but my pinky had to be trained to not stick out. And my hand had to be trained to stay flat instead of bending.

    2. Usually index-middle-ring, but it hurts a bit especially if I have to hold it a while. So I sometimes use middle-ring-pinky?

    If I bend ANY of my fingers down, at least one adjoining finger at least starts to bend. If I make a finger touch my palm, adjoining fingers are halfway bent.

    All except my thumbs--they're independent. I like that about them. Maybe because there's a (I'm told) unusual amount of muscle and tension in the "web" area.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

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    Can you roll your tongue?

    Touch your tongue to the tip of your nose?

    Whistle?
     
  11. Spot's Meow

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    I can sort of do the Vulcan salute on both hands. Meaning, I can't just do it naturally (my pinky and ring finger won't stay together) but I can use my other hand to position my fingers and then I can keep them in that position with no pain.

    I show the number three using my three middle fingers. Using my thumb, index, and middle finger (or the German/ASL way as you called it) is actually a bit painful and I cannot hold it long.
     
  12. Kitty Worrier

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    Same for me. I am right handed, btw.
     
  13. RJDiogenes

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    Yeth.

    Not without removing it.

    Very well.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    I guess I have a long tongue. Call me "Gene". ;)
     
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  16. rhubarbodendron

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    well, at our age we hardly have a need for a girl scout salute :D
    ^that's the way I signal 3, btw. Only I spread the fingers. Such a 3 is easily visible from afar and hence quite useful for military, scouts/brownies and others who work outdoors.

    I fail to understand how someone can *not* do that without bending their forefingers. Even I can, in spite of the tendeon injury and the scars. Can a little bit of training really make such a difference?
     
  17. thestrangequark

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    I suspect the tendon in my right forefinger is just not long enough. I can do the salute with my left hand. With my right hand my forefinger stubbornly stays bent at the top two joints, and if I try to force it straight it feels like it will break. It hardly matters, though, as the only effect it has ever had on my life is a wonky Girl Scout salute. :)
     
  18. rhubarbodendron

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    Just like me :beer:
     
  19. RJDiogenes

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