In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the oldest -- and most cherished -- medical myths out there. For our October 2011 issue, we asked Dimitrios Pappas, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, about the long-term effects of one popular childhood activity: knuckle cracking.
Q: My 10-year-old son cracks his knuckles. Is it true that it causes arthritis?
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Blog: Arthritis Relief and Joint Replacement
Discover the latest findings about rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint replacement, and more. In WebMD’s Arthritis Relief and Joint Replacement blog, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum shares professional and practical advice on symptoms, prevention, and treatment of RA and other types of arthritis.
Message Board: Joint Replacement: Ira H. Kirschenbaum, MD
Need joint replacement surgery for a hip, knee, ankle, or shoulder? Discuss joint replacement with Dr. Kirschenbaum and others considering joint replacement surgery on WebMD’s Joint Replacement message board.