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Can cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?

Can cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?

Depends!: With a hammer-absolutely. Otherwise, simple cracking is caused by releasing gas in joint fluid and does not cause chronic arthritis! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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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Could cracking your fingers cause arthritis?

Could cracking your fingers cause arthritis?

It does not!: Cracking your fingers or knuckles does not cause arthritis, unless you are using a hammer! ...Read more

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Can popping your knuckles cause arthritis?

Can popping your knuckles cause arthritis?

No: No. This is a myth. It annoys some people but it does not cause arthritis. ...Read more

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Can cracking your knuckles lead to arthritis or cause other problems with your hands?

Can cracking your knuckles lead to arthritis or cause other problems with your hands?

Not Arthritis: Cracking your knuckles does not cause arthritis but may cause soft tissue injury. It may cause injury to the ligaments and tendons that surround the joint. ...Read more

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Can cracking your knuckles actually cause arthritis?

Can cracking your knuckles actually cause arthritis?

No: There are few studies on this but no conclusive evidence to suggest it causes arthritis. ...Read more

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Can cracking your fingers really cause arthritis?

Can cracking your fingers really cause arthritis?

Not really.: See my previous answer. It does not. May irritate others, but does not cause arthritis! ...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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What health conditions cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

What health conditions cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

Very few.: As many people feel stiffness, as feel pain, when their arthritis begins.Tight muscles is simple answer, but not the answer most often. Hypothyroidism can make you feel stiff. I feel stiif, but with some soreness after too vigorous exercise. Age stiffens us all, because or collagen fibers crosslink with ageing. If anti-inflammatory drugs help your stiffness (aleve (naproxen) or motrin), you have arthritis. ...Read more

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Would cracking knuckles cause arthritis or any other type of bone or joint disease?

Would cracking knuckles cause arthritis or any other type of bone or joint disease?

No: Despite what many people believe to be true, there is no clear relationship between cracking knuckles and any arthritic condition. See this from the johns hopkins website:http://www.Hopkinsarthritis.Org/arthritis-news/knuckle-cracking-q-a-from/. ...Read more

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Does cracking your knuckles lead to arthritis?

Does cracking your knuckles lead to arthritis?

Cracking does not : There was actually a study done about twenty years ago that showed that "habitual" knuckle-cracking does not cause arthritis. ...Read more

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Which health conditions can cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

Which health conditions can cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

Infections: Rheumatoid arthritis can start at any age. Ghonorrhea can do this as well as other infections google it. The list is long. If hot and red see a doctor soon if it goes away on it's own that does not mean the problem is over.It can be deeper in the body and more dangerous. ...Read more

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Cause of popping/grinding in many joints (spreading) e.g. Knees, hips, shoulders, neck and jaw? Could this cause severe headaches?

Cause of popping/grinding in many joints (spreading) e.g. Knees, hips, shoulders, neck and jaw? Could this cause severe headaches?

Explanation : No. This condition with all your joints can not explain your headache. Especially if your joints popping throughout your live , but headache develops just recently. Make apt with doctor for headache evaluation. ...Read more

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