A 30-year-old member asked:
popping joints from head to toes, sometimes painful. ortho surgeon took xray, didn't see anything. what could this be from?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Elastic tissue: Popping joints with normal x-rays suggests you might be hypermobile. Hypermobility implies increased flexibility in the tissue. Hypermobilty can be inherited and some of your relatives might also be loose. The tissue has more elastic tissue and thus more give to it. This is also called ehlers danlos syndrome and is the benign type called ehlers danlos type 3.
6062 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Global laxity: Milfd loose joints genetic painless popping is not to be worried about.
6042 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.