Rheumatology (including Arthritis)/knuckle-cracking and arthiritis


Theresa4 wrote at 2009-03-13 12:23:05
JUst A quick point you do not have to have Rheumatoid factor in your bloodwork to have RA. I am seronegative but I have all the symptoms of RA, with regard to your question my RA specialist have said that cracking joints does not lead to arthritis as I asked because one of my daughters does it often and obviously I am worried due to our family history.

Rusty wrote at 2013-06-22 21:31:29
There have been no studies that show that cracking your knuckles can lead to early osteoarthritis. In fact every study ever done shows that there is no link between cracking joints and arthritis. I would like to see where you got your information.


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Karen Brawner


I can answer questions regarding osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. I can also answer questions regarding other autoimmune diseases of which rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease.


I have a family history of rheumatoid arthritis and I myself suffer from osteoarthritis. I also suffer from systemic sclerosis and CREST syndrome which are also autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease.)

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