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Have researchers found that you can develop arthritis from cracking knuckles?

Have researchers found that you can develop arthritis from cracking knuckles?

No: Cracking your knuckles does not cause arthritis in the near term or long term. This is a myth. It's just annoying to some people, so i tell my teenage patients to avoid doing it around their parents (or other adults that it irritates). ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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Last 3 months my hand joint are started to swollen. Joint make cracking noises as I move. I have no pain. Rheumatologist said its not arthritis?

Last 3 months my hand joint are started to swollen. Joint make cracking noises as I move. I have no pain. Rheumatologist said its not arthritis?

See details: What did not rheumatologist say was the cause? Without pain it is unlikely to be arthritic inflammation. It is difficult to be specific with you without having the ability to examine the area first hand. ...Read more

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Does cracking your knuckles cause arthitis?

Does cracking your knuckles cause arthitis?

No: I read a recent study which confirmed what we all suspected, there is no increased risk of developing hand arthritis with knuckle cracking. ...Read more

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I am 17 .a week ago i was cracking my knuckles but now the cracking does whenever i make a fist.Slight pain in upper knuckle of mid finger .athritis?

No: There is no disorder in your knuckles. Cracking sound on bending a joint is benign. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Relief for hand arthritis.

Tylenol (acetaminophen): In a 75 year old it is important to know medical history, other meds, previous meds tried, kidney function and other variables before suggesting meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be the safest bet. ...Read more

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What causes arthritis in your hand?

What causes arthritis in your hand?

Many causes: There are many types of arthritis that can effect your hands. Some causes include, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and lupus. If you think you may have arthritis get a evaluation so you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have arthritis in your hand at 27?

How do you know if you have arthritis in your hand at 27?

It's uncommon, but..: If you've had a significant injury including a fracture - especially one that extends into the joint, say of the thumb or the bones in the wrist - there might be the beginning of arthritis development. An xray could help show if there's any arthritis there. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Should I seek hand therapy for arthritis?

Should I seek hand therapy for arthritis?

Depends: This would depend on the kind of arthritis you have and what you mean about "hand therapy". Many have plain and simple osteoarthritis of the hands and it is painful. Warm parafin baths help. Usually no "hand therapy" needed. Some have rheumatoid arthritis and may need some splinting and other hand therapy and orthopedic treatment by a specialist in hand care. Hope this answered your question? ...Read more

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What are exercises for a pinched nerve in hand or arthritis?

What are exercises for a pinched nerve in hand or arthritis?

Exercises: Gentle stretching and massage. Median nerve exercises are called nerve gliding exercises and resemble the "chicken dance" maneuver. Digital exercises of "hook and claw" can help with digital ip joint tightness. ...Read more

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What kin of medicine can I take for my arthritis pain in my hand?

What kin of medicine can I take for my arthritis pain in my hand?

NSAIDS: Nsaids will be helpful for hand arthritis. Also nsaids like dicliofenac gel might be more helpful as it helps locally and will hae less adverse effects... ...Read more

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Why does my hand keep going numb? (i have juvenile arthritis too)

Why does my hand keep going numb? (i have juvenile arthritis too)

Carpal Tunnel Syn: Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common cause. Jra itself doesn't cause numbness, but the swelling associated with jra can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Arthritis symptoms? Hand /fingers achy stiff each mornin

Arthritis symptoms? Hand /fingers achy stiff each mornin

See details: Then saw your primary care or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the back of your hand?

Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the back of your hand?

Maybe: Osteoarthritis occurs in the joints. One can get osteoarthrtis in the joints of the wrist or in the knuckles of the fingers. Common also in the base of the thumb, particularly in women. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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