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Doctor insights on: My Wrist Is In Pain For A While Is This A Sign Of Arthritis

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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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Can i get arthritis from cracking my wrists?

Can i get arthritis from cracking my wrists?

Unlikely: There is no evidence that cracking a joint causes arthritis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get arthritis in your wrists?

Is it possible to get arthritis in your wrists?

Yes: Arthritis can affect people in the wrists with the aging process. There is also a higher likelihood of developing arthritis following a traumatic injury to the wrist (e.g. Fractures or sprains). Finally, some patients develop forms of inflammatory arthritis which can affect multiple articulations within the wrist. ...Read more

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Is it okay to pop my wrists if I have arthritis in them?

Don't pop joints: You should not pop joints excessively. If they always feel tight you probably need to stretch and loosen up more. If you have arthritis popping the joint causes the irregular surfaces to rub against each other and wear out faster. ...Read more

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Will cracking my wrists give me arthritis in the future?

No!: The cracking noise is possibly secondary to the build-up of gases within the joint or the joints shifting in response to a slight (benign) incongruity. ...Read more

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I'm only 22 and think I have arthritis in my wrists. What would the symptoms be?

See details: The symptoms would be local tenderness, swelling and/or pain on motion. Other problems such as tendinitis could cause the same symptoms. Have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps when you have arthritis in the knee, shoulder, elbows, and wrists?

Depends: Depending on your age, duration, extent of disease process......Joints affected- nsaid, tylanol, steroid pill/ injection, methotrexate, colchicin, allopurinol, joint replacement, wt. Reduction, physical therapy, newer biologic agents...Anbrel, ant , calcium, vit d, splints, avoiding over use.....Are the ways. ...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