Is your ring finger longer than your index finger?

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Megrose489
Megrose489 Member Posts: 779
edited 11. Mar 2014, 09:25 in Community Chit-chat archive
Just read today that if your ring finger is longer than your index finger you are more likely to develop knee OA, particularly women. It's all to do with index to ring finger length ratio. Arthritis Research UK mention it on their site. I apologise if it's old news, but have just come across it. Guess what? My ring finger is longer than my index finger!

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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Meg
    How interesting, it does make you wounder who noticed this in the first place..by the way mine is not longer.but I do have a gammy knee on top of the other things.. :roll:
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Mine is too but that's because of arthritis :wink: It's squashed them :lol:

    A longer ring finger is associated with being exposed to more testosterone in the womb. So traders with long ring fingers make more money and people are more likely to be sporty (despite the arthritis :lol: ) and good at maths and physics (traditionally 'male' subjects). http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/success-isnt-written-in-the-stars-its-in-the-length-of-your-fingers-1334251.html

    Incidentally, a very long ring finger is known as the 'Casanova pattern' :shock: Oooh er, missus :lol:
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  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 843
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Once upon a very long time ago when I was doing my National
    Service squarebashing we sometimes were ordered to carry our
    rifles upright against our right shoulder. This was done by inserting
    what the drill instructor called the saturday night finger through
    the trigger guard and carrying the rifle on it.
    I think a couple of generations of nationalservicemen sported a
    very strong middlefinger of their right hand.
    Does anyone remember national service?
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
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    Not only do I remember National Service but also my brother's National Service number (from writing letters to him). I forget loads of really useful stuff every day but that one, useless number is still embedded in my brain :roll:
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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  • Kitty
    Kitty Member Posts: 3,583
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well, my ring finger on BOTH hands is shorter than my middle finger. But then I don't have OA. I have RA.

    "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." Robert A Heinlein

  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 843
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    592407 Sir.
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    there was a thread on this very subject when i first joined AC. I'll try and find it....

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  • katekelly
    katekelly Member Posts: 975
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Both ring fingers are longer so is that why I have OA and RA ? 2 for the price of 1???
    Love Kate xx
  • DebbieT
    DebbieT Member Posts: 1,033
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    On both of my hands the ring fingers are about 1cm longer than the index fingers :shock: xxx
    Healing Hugs
    Debbie.x