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Elbow Joints Making Noises
Several reasons: Joints pop and crack and make all types of noises. If not painful, then we rarely worry about these noises. A shift in fluid or air, bone spurs, roughened cartilage or loose bodies (bone or cartilage) can all account for these noises. See your orthopedic doctor if these noises are accompanied by pain, loss of motion, weakness or locking of the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hot ; cold packs : As above alternating also try wrapping it with plastic food wrap at bedtime not too tight best to have someone help you do it if at all possible this keeps in body heat and helps healing most of these types of problems are tendinosis ANS frequently gradually go away o their own best of luck with this you can also buy a heelbo at a surg supply store they also help. ...Read more
Tennis elbow: Pain on the outside of elbow with lifting in thirty something is likely a musculoskeletal problem related to repetative stress or even one extraordinary mechanical event. The medical name is lateral epicondylitis aka "tennis elbow". Rest, warm soaks, avoidance of repetative elbow use, & otc elbow strap might help. Persistence suggests need for doctor visit. Osteopath or physiatrist best. ...Read more
It shouldn't : You should make sure you are not doing too much to fast and build stabilizing muscles. ...Read more
Does being double jointed in both your elbows and your shoulders effect how well you can bench press?
I don't know: After performing a literature search, i found no studies that looked at the effect of being double jointed on bench press. I did find one study that noted significant decreased strength in women with a particularly bad form of ligamentous laxity, ehlers-danlos, but i'm not sure we can extrapolate. Either way, consistent effort with good form will result in gains in strength. Good luck & work hard. ...Read more
Yes: It may. You need to focus on doing any movement correctly not relying on your ligamentous structure. ...Read more
Limiting aching of l: Lax or hypermobile joints not infrequently result in aching in the joints. This does not indicate damage or arthritis. It is advisable to limit overextending or stressing your elbows. Emphasis should be on muscle strengthening of the upper arm and forearm muscles preferably under guidance of knowledgable physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every few months I get excruciating pain, both elbows. Joints feel like they are being forced apart by a broad, knife that turns. Any ideas?
Unusual: if it occurs every few months it doesn't sound serious. that being said, would suggest workup with blood testing and xrays. ...Read more
My arm crackle and pop almost every time when i open it but without pain.It's maybe something on the joint of my elbow (upside front). What is that ?
Fluid dynamics: There are two main schools of thought as to cause of "joint noises." first being rapid displacement of fluid in the joint, which if noise is ongoing, may be an indicator of prior injury and self-protection, which should go away in time. Second being tendon / ligament laxity causing noises (possibly so far as subluxing joint, if follow chiropractic model)--that tends to worsen over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, ice...: Typically it can be helped with resting the joint, using ice an anti-inflammatory meds, and strengthening the muscles around those joints. A short course of physical therapy may serve you well to teach you some exercises. For swelling, redness, warmth, or increasing pain....See your dr to rule-out more serious problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i'm 25 years old and about a week ago my elbow and knees hurts it has progressed to every joint in my body?
When i bend down to do something my knees hurt when getting back up. The joints on my elbows hurts too when doing certain things. I'm only 23.
Not enough detail: You did not tell enough information but it sounds like you may have quadriceps muscle or patellar pain because of weakness of the muscles. So exercises to strengthen quadriceps like stationary bicycle may help . It could be some type of arthritis as well so if exercises and over the counter medications don't help consult your doctor he will examine you and help figure it out good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both shoulder joints hurting, cracking and stiff. Elbow slightly affected. Simultaneous onset for both shoulders. No previous joint ailments. Help?
See your Doctor: Depending on your age this could be osteoarthritis, neck and spine related, or inflammatory disease of the joints like rheumatoid arthritis. It is uncommon to have multiple joints affected on bilateral extremities absent plausible trauma or repetitive motion exposure. You need to be further evaluated. ...Read more
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