I wanted to clear up some finger anatomy terminology as I have trouble describing what I'm doing when I ask questions about grip technique.
When you refer to knuckles on the finger by number, for example say the "first knuckle", is "first" referring to the smallest knuckle closest to your fingertip or the biggest one closest to your palm?
Second, 'thumb pad' refers to the big fleshy muscle at the base of the thumb in the palm area. But what would you call the fleshy 'pad' near the tip end of your thumb, between the last knuckle and the tip of the thumb? On fingers I usually call this the "finger pad", but that label refers to the base for the thumb.