Arthritis by Joint
Arthritis of the fingers and thumb are very common. Many patients with degenerative conditions have finger arthritis and/or thumb arthritis. Treatment of finger and thumb arthritis may require surgery.
Thumb arthritis is one of the most common places in the body at people can be affected with wear and tear of the joint. The treatment of thumb arthritis usually begins with simple measures, but for severe cases of thumb arthritis, surgery may be necessary.
Lumbar Spine Arthritis
Arthritis can affect the small joints of the lumbar spine called the facet joints. Lumbar spine arthritis is commonly seen in patients with other spine conditions including lumbar disc disease and spinal stenosis.
Does joint cracking cause arthritis?
Cracking joints causes popping, snapping, and creaking of the joints, but does it cause arthritis. Many moms tell their kids that joint cracking causes arthritis, but is this true. Or is joint cracking just something that feels good?