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Will cracking my wrists give me arthritis in the future?

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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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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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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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?

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?

See details: What did not rheumatologist say was the cause? Without pain it is unlikely to be arthritic inflammation. It is difficult to be specific with you without having the ability to examine the area first hand. ...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?

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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Why does my hand keep going numb? (i have juvenile arthritis too)

Why does my hand keep going numb? (i have juvenile arthritis too)

Carpal Tunnel Syn: Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common cause. Jra itself doesn't cause numbness, but the swelling associated with jra can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. ...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

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How do you know if you have arthritis in your hand at 27?

How do you know if you have arthritis in your hand at 27?

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

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What are exercises for a pinched nerve in hand or arthritis?

What are exercises for a pinched nerve in hand or arthritis?

Exercises: Gentle stretching and massage. Median nerve exercises are called nerve gliding exercises and resemble the "chicken dance" maneuver. Digital exercises of "hook and claw" can help with digital ip joint tightness. ...Read more

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Should I seek hand therapy for arthritis?

Should I seek hand therapy for arthritis?

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 more

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Can I try cannabis for rheumatoid arthritis in hand?

Can I try cannabis for rheumatoid arthritis in hand?

See details: That is up to you. If the disease to well controlled meds such as marijuana will not be needed. ...Read more

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I have a lot of joint pain in my hand. Is this due to arthritis?

I have a lot of joint pain in my hand. Is this due to arthritis?

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 more

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Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the bones of your hand?

Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the bones of your hand?

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 more

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Relief for hand arthritis.

Tylenol (acetaminophen): In a 75 year old it is important to know medical history, other meds, previous meds tried, kidney function and other variables before suggesting meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be the safest bet. ...Read more

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What kin of medicine can I take for my arthritis pain in my hand?

What kin of medicine can I take for my arthritis pain in my hand?

NSAIDS: Nsaids will be helpful for hand arthritis. Also nsaids like dicliofenac gel might be more helpful as it helps locally and will hae less adverse effects... ...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