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A 18-year-old female asked:

if you have inflammation in your joints, does that mean that you absolutely have arthritis? and do constantly popping joints mean arthritis?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
Yes: By definition, arthritis means inflammation in the joints with features of pain swelling heat and redness. Popping joints do not necessarily mean arthritis

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