A member asked:

I am 26 and very active and healthy, but my knees and hips and other joints pop constantly. what can i do?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. William Dailey answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

If they pop but don't hurt when it happens then don't worry about it. If the popping is accompanied by pain see a doctor.

Answered Sep 28, 2016


Dr. John Goldman answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Popping of your joints by themselves causes no problem. This is especially true of cracking your knuckles. Howver popping joints suggests you may have hypermobile syndrome. In this setting you have more elastic tissue in your musculoskeletal system and thus more give in your tissues. If this is your case you need good msucle tone and exercise to strengthen your muscle support.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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