A 21-year-old member asked:
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i crack my knuckles a lot does that mean i have arthritis?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
23 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: Most people who are able to crack their knuckles have some laxity (extra stretch) in their ligaments but not arthritis in the joints.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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