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  • Beat knee, beat hand, and beat elbow are acute inflammation of the tissues under the skin of the part affected. Beat knee results from constant kneeling in thin seams, beat hand results from using rough-handled tools, beat elbow results from pressure on the joint caused by crawling in very thin seams or from holing.

    The symptoms are pain, swelling, stiffness of the parts affected, probably followed by suppuration.

    Preventive measures include the use of pads for the knees and elbows, and the application of iodine to cuts and abrasions.

    July 24, 2008