The forceful salute is intertwined with some of the 20th century's most tumultuous events, including conflicts with fascism. Huda Ahmed first saw fists raised in protest after the deaths of Eric Garner and Philando Castile at the hands of police. The raised fist has been a staple of protests across the United States as the country continues to grapple with systemic racism. Demonstrators use it when confronting federal police in Portland, Oregon.
Metrics details. The Clenched Fist Syndrome CFS is a type of a psychiatric disorder, in which the patients show flexion finger contractures. Although no organic etiology can be identified, the syndrome in most cases presents with pain and paradoxical stiffness. We, herein, report the case of a year old woman with a 6-month history of progressive hand flexion contracture and intermittent numbness in the first 3 fingers, mimicking carpal tunnel syndrome. On examination, all digits, including the thumb, were held in a tight flexion at the metacarpal and interphalangeal joints. Passive digital extension was painless in all fingers. Physical examination did not reveal any joint tenderness, joint or tendon sheath swelling.
The history of the raised fist, a global symbol of fighting oppression
The raised fist , or the clenched fist , is a universal symbol of solidarity and support. The origin of the raised fist as either a symbol or gesture is unclear. Its use in trade unionism , anarchism , and the labor movement had begun by the s.