Is your ring finger longer than your index finger? If so, you could be at a higher risk for osteoarthritis (OA), and you’ll want to look into incorporating more exercise into your lifestyle to help strengthen your body. A study of over 2,000 patients was conducted showing those who had significant symptoms of OA in the knees or hips had their hands and feet analyzed to find similarities.
They discovered that men with a ring finger longer than their index finger were 2.5 times more likely than women to get OA in their lifetime. The study also discovered that both men and women were at greater risk of OA of the tibiofemoral knee joint.