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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Develop Arthritis From Cracking Bones Too Much

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Is it possible to get arthritis in the knees from running too much?

Is it possible to get arthritis in the knees from running too much?

Yes: But it is very unlikely. We see far more arthritis in patients who are overweight and don't exercise than in runners who keep their weight under control. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get arthritis from cracking your joints?

Is it possible to get arthritis from cracking your joints?

Unlikely: Virtually all doctors will tell you no. However, the bursting of nitrogen bubbles which causes the cracking sound may increase the heat inside the joint and thereby possibly damage cartilage after years of cracking. ...Read more

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Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Maybe not: Don't know how old you are but early injuries sustained in trauma/accidents over time can lead to degeneration of the joints. If you are still under 25 then you need to look for other problems. Keep your joints limber with exercise, stretching, eating well and lots of water. ...Read more

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Is it possible to damage your neck by trying to crack it too much?

Is it possible to damage your neck by trying to crack it too much?

Possibly: I would not "crack" your neck. This could lead to damage over time. A consultation with a reputable chiropractor may be a better option for spinal manipulation. ...Read more

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Read hyperthyroidism can cause tall structure. Is it just in kids or could a 40YO even gain added height? Can it keep the long bones from ever closing

Read hyperthyroidism can cause tall structure. Is it just in kids or could a 40YO even gain added height? Can it keep the long bones from ever closing

No way: There is no medication, thyroid or otherwise, that will make a 40-year old grow taller. You may ruin your health by chasing hormones or supplements and it will lighten your wallet too. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have too much dialysis? Can some one die from too much?

Is it possible to have too much dialysis? Can some one die from too much?

No: The dose of dialysis as commonly provided three times a week is the minimal required to maintain some balance and adding treatments helps in several ways. On the other hand if too much fluid is removed it can cause excessive drops in blood pressure and severe cramps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop arthritis from playing the piano?

Is it possible to develop arthritis from playing the piano?

No: Studies have shown that piano playing does not increase the risk of arthritis in the hands and wrists. ...Read more

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At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

See below: Yes. It is not impossible, but certainly far from the norm for a 30 year old to have djd. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop arthritis from a knee contusion?

Is it possible to develop arthritis from a knee contusion?

Yes: But it isn't very common. Most contusions heal without too much difficulty. ...Read more

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Hypermobile joints that cause uneven wear 2 joints can cause osteoarthritis. Is this primary or secondary oa? How long can take oa to develop 4 this?

Hypermobile joints that cause uneven wear 2 joints can cause osteoarthritis. Is this primary or secondary oa? How long can take oa to develop 4 this?

Secondary: Secondary, as has a cause, but some might classify it as primary. Time course depends upon how much instability and how much the joint is "strained.". ...Read more

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Is it true that when you break a bone is better to take naproxen because acetaminophen causes liver damage and ibuprofen prevents bone growth?

Is it true that when you break a bone is better to take naproxen because acetaminophen causes liver damage and ibuprofen prevents bone growth?

No: Acetaamenophen causes liver damage., Naproxen is safer more effective. Naproxen , Ibuprofen both belong to NSAID will have simmilar effect. Bone growth effect...... Not realy. ...Read more

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Is it true that if breasts are shaken or moved to much it can cause cancer ?

Is it true that if breasts are shaken or moved to much it can cause cancer ?

No. This myth: Dates back more than 50 years. Cancer occurs at the cellular level. Trauma may cause an existing cancer to bleed, the root of the myth, but it is not causative. ...Read more

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I've heard that excess calcium can cause bones to stiffen and stop growing. Is it true?

I've heard that excess calcium can cause bones to stiffen and stop growing.  Is it true?

Xs diet or bone calc: Excess dietary calcium can mess with absorption of other minerals like iron, can lead to kidney stones, but won't usually affect blood levels, probably won't have a direct effect on bone. Excess bone calcium occurs in some uncommon diseases and can affect bone strength, bone growth and turnover. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from headbanging too hard?

Is it possible to die from headbanging too hard?

No: It is extremely difficult to cause serious damage from headbanging other than bumps and bruise.To generate damaging force is difficult as the brains self protection mechanism generally workds subconsciously. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to strengthen the weak cartilage from costochondritis so it doesn't hurt as bad when I'm working out?

Is there anyway to strengthen the weak cartilage from costochondritis so it doesn't hurt as bad when I'm working out?

PRP: You are rather young to have this condition. It is usually post vital and resolves with a course of prednisone or sometimes colchicine. If it has been present for a long time you need evaluation for autoimmune disease and a full blood wok up. PRP= Platelet Rich Plasma. A doctor draws your blood and injects platelets back in to the inflamed areas. This helps heal up the inflammation . ...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


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more