Will Cracking My Knuckles Cause Arthritis? [Video]
Ask the Expert
Cracking your knuckles actually does not cause arthritis. It actually is just releasing a gas in the knuckle. It’s not dangerous, and generally it’s not painful. But like most things, if somebody overdoes it, then they can cause irritation, inflammation, and even pain in the joints, but ultimately it will not cause arthritis.
Lauren L. Smith, M.D.
My patient care philosophy is to create a partnership with my patients by making a treatment plan that best works for them and their goals.
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Meet Reed Williams, M.D.
Reed C. Williams, M.D., M.B.S., R.M.S.K., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician specializing in nonoperative sports, musculoskeletal, and diagnostic and interventional ultrasound medicine at Summit Orthopedics. He takes his role as a patient advocate, educator, and physician very seriously. He strongly believes that the art of medicine is just as important as the science behind it.