Does arthritis cause a cracking sound in knees and joints? I have a strange cracking sound in my knees and joints. Is it a sign of arthritis? Or what could it be?
A cracking sound may be associated with arthritis but is not always. A cracking or snapping sound may occur when a tendon snaps over a bony prominence. Cracking fingers occur when a vacuum or negative pressure if formed in a joint, and nitrogen is forced into the joint making a sound. And it does not cause arthritis. Parents said it caused arthritis because they did not like the sound their kids made with their joints. For more information about joint disease visit thespinecommunity.com. Dr B