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If you pop your fingers a lot, is there a high chance you'll get arthritis when you're older?

If you pop your fingers a lot, is there a high chance you'll get arthritis when you're older?

No: This has been studied and cracking fingers and knuckles does not produce arthritis. The popping or cracking is due to gas bubbles. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What do elevated rheumatoid arthritis markers mean?

What do elevated rheumatoid arthritis markers mean?

Blood test: To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, a patient needs to have certain distinguishing criteria. Among them is a marker in the blood called rheumatoid factor. An elevated rheumatoid factor alone isn't enough to diagnose someone with rheumatoid arthritis but combined with other symptoms may aid in its diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would CRP be high with rheumatoid arthritis?

Would CRP be high with rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Yes it would if it is active but it can also be elevated in other conditions such as infections. ...Read more

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Rt knee damaged in high school. Now im 36 & its really bothering me - pain is constant (arthritis) when i bend & bear weight. What r surgical options?

See details: One really needs to determine the cause of the pain. If it is truly a secondary osteoarthritis, have injectable lubricants been tried? Arthroscopic surgeries for osteoarthritis to "clean things up" generally will at best provide only short term benefit. There are other surgical procedures available but knee replacement at such a young age should be avoided if at all possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

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


Eosinophil (Definition)

Eosinophils are acid loving granulocytes that take upmthe dye eosin during staining procedures.Part ...Read more