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A 27-year-old female asked:

daughter gets pain in feet and some how cracks them and then feels a lil better. can this be a sign of some kind of arthritis in a young child?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Unlikely: Manipulating inflamed joints usually increases the pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Usually : This is just gas expelled from a joint which feels stiff and loosens when rotating. In some cases the joint ligaments are tight so the movement of the joint stretches the surrounding soft tissue structures.

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Last updated Apr 6, 2013

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