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Arthritis Cracking Knuckle
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible to get arthritis at the base of the hand, in that area where you catch yourself when you fall?
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Then saw your primary care or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more