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Will Cracking My Wrists Give Me Arthritis In The Future
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
Always told as a kid that cracking your knuckles led to arthritis or other hand problems i still have a bad habit of it to this day, is it bad for me?
No: No, hasn't been shown to be detrimental. ...Read more
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 a 21 years old female. I saw a new doctor for painful joints in wrists/ankles. The doctor did a complete workup and it reported WBC 11.3, ANC 8916, TIBC 484, ESR 28 and Uric Acid 12.9. I had a previous bladder infection. The doctor suggested to repea
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
It is quite possible: With age, disease and use the incidence of joint pain and arthritis may increase significantly. There are many reasons why joints hurt, not all are arthritic in nature; and most problems can and may be addressed sucessfully without surgery. The best treatment starts with a clear diagnosis; and you get that at your doctor's evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the joints: Arthritis of any time is condition of the joints- "arth"=joint, "itis"=inflammation. So technically it isn't the bones that get it, but rather the cartilage on the surfaces that meet at the joint. The hand is just as vulnerable as any joint- and hand arthritis is common. Osteoarthritis usually refers to wearing out of the cartilage as opposed to inflammatory where the body attacks its own tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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