A 54-year-old female asked:
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does eating stuff with too much salt cause joints to crack? we had this potluck at my job and then my knee was cracking later, any connections?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
No relation.: Your complaint may be related to your hip and knee surgeries or arthritis of the knee which may be still going on. See your orthopedic doctor.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unrelated: It's unlikely the pot luck food was related to cracking joints. Excess salt may cause fluid retention, but should not cause cracking joints.
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
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