A member asked:

Is it normal to have joints 'clicks' loudly? i can just walk & heard my ankle keep making noises, also shoulder & thigh. stiff sometimes but no pain.

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Age? : Can't answer properly unless i know your age group, exercise level, obesity or not, family history and your type of work/ etc.

Answered 3/26/2013


Dr. Andrew DeGruccio answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Can be normal: "clicking" or "popping" of joints can be normal and is very rarely treated unless pain is associated with the clicking. Joints that swell and hurt that are associated with "clicking" should be evaluated by a doctor.

Answered 8/7/2013


Dr. Frank Holmes answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

If no pain, no worry: We rarely worry about painless popping of joints. Stiffness is a nonspecific symptom, but can imply arthritis of a joint or tendinitis around a joint. If very mild and middle-age or older, then likely only observation is required.

Answered 10/4/2016



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