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A 48-year-old member asked:

so if you crack your knuckles and toes when you have arthritis does it make it worse?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Easy does it.: Generally speaking, no. Having said that, there are always circumstances that cracking the knuckles could make it worse. Severe arthritis, brittle bones, weak tendons and weak joint capsules just to mention a few.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Do you end up with arthritis in the toes if you cramp them with high heels all the time?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Possibly: There is no doubt women who chronically wear high heels do lead to many feet problems. These go include bunions, foot pain, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis (pain on the botttom of the foot), and yes possible arthritis.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Does arthritis make your toes curl up?

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Yes: Certain types of arthritis can cause deformities in the feet. If you mean cramps or spasm, the answer is still yes.
A 48-year-old member asked:

My toes keep cramping, could this be arthritis?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
May be a cause: If from arthritis there is usually deformity of the toe causing excess pull on the tendons.
A 45-year-old member asked:

My toes starting to curl from arthritis, what to do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
See Podiatrist : Can get them repaired or a custom shoe made to take pressure off.

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