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My wrist cracks when I type Is this normal

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Can be: Cracking sounds joints in the move a very common just like knuckle cracking. If there was no injury and is no pain that nothing need be done. It cause... Read More
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Maybe: Without an examination it would be difficult to say in this kind of forum. Some people just pop at there joints as they age. A good rule of thumb (... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology 22 years experience
MRI suggested: Ct scan is optimized for evaluating the bony structures, while MRI (or MRI arthrography) is optimized for looking at soft tissues structures. As such... Read More
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
MRI Much Better: Mri shows the tendons and ligaments much better than ct, as well as bone edema/bruising that ct cannot. Ct is best for suspected fracture after sig... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bengt Arnetz
Occupational Medicine 40 years experience
Neutral position.: Frequent typing might increase the risk to suffer from various pain symptoms in the wrists and fingers since you put stress on nerves passing between ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Take breaks: Breaks with frequent stretching helps keep muscles and joints loose and from stiffness.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mussarat Abidi
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Could be.: You should always give a break by moving around and exercising your wrists and have a good support for typing.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clayton Peimer
Dr. Clayton Peimeranswered
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Any number of things: "cracking joints" may occur in children or adults. If the sound is associated with pain, locking of the finger or hand in an odd position, or loss of... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Wrist cracks: This is quite normal in some people. Just as long as it does not hurt you.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Splints and position: Most wrist pain from typing is caused by poor positioning and movement of the wrist. You should wear straight wrist splints and adjust the height of t... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not an issue: If it is not painful, noisy joints are not an issue, if there is pain with the cracking or in general, i would see an orthopedic md.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Wrist pain: There may not be a cure if you do daily constant typing. You can try a wrist pad for your computer keyboard. Also try increasing your seat height whic... Read More

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