Clubbing of the fingers — This is a rounding of the fingertips due to lung disease.

Arthritis — Joint swelling, especially of the fingers. Look for ulnar deviation (bending of the fingers towards the little finger).

Extremities of different sizes — Swelling from the formation of a blood clot.

Obvious deformities — Old injuries (such as fractures) or congenital abnormalities.

Swollen ankles — Heart failure. The degree of swelling is judged by the "pitting" of the skin when pressed by a finger.

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