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A 39-year-old member asked:

factors came back non reactive. whenever i walk all the joints crack. is this reumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
Hard to say: Joints "cracking" is not a typical feature of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis with joints that are warm and visibly swollen. Osteoarthritis is a type of "wear and tear" arthritis that results from loss of cartilage in the joints that does not typically involve inflammation but does cause pain and deformity. Be sure to see a rheumatologist for diagnosis.

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