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Arthritis and Rheumatism




I have rheumatoid arthritis and have crepitus in my elbows. Does that mean my RA is getting worse or causing my joints to change?


Not necessarily. Crepitus could result from different thins. Joints getting worse is only one of them.

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Response by:

Irving  Kushner, MD Irving Kushner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University