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My bones crack all the time ?

My bones crack all the time ?

Benign: Cracking is usually collapsing vacuum caused when joints are mechanically distended. It does not cause any problems. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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My bones crack literally all the time! should I be concerned?

My bones crack literally all the time! should I be concerned?

Cracking bones: The most important thing i tell my patients when they ask about cracking or popping joints is "does it hurt when they crack or pop?" if the answer is yes, than they should definitely be examined asap, if not then you should go have it looked at immediately when it is does begin hurting or if there is a noticeable change like swelling. http://www.hopkinsortho.org/joint_cracking.html. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts only when I put pressure on it it like right above the right circle bone thing and it cracks every time I rotate it?

My wrist hurts only when I put pressure on it it like right above the right circle bone thing and it cracks every time I rotate it?

FIRST OF ALL: the wrist DOES NOT ROTATE...it flexes/and extends TWO DIRECTIONS only..JOINTS like the wrist CRACK because they have YOUNG CARTILAGE LINING them ! THIS IS NORMAL! Stop doing what you are doing and "testing" by putting pressure on the joint! My opinion only...hope it helps!! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have been eating with one side of the jaw for quite some time.. Now i get an urge to move the jaw to crack the bones..

I have been eating with one side of the jaw for quite some time.. Now i get an urge to move the jaw to crack the bones..

See your dentist: Your dentist can evaluate your bite and offer you some treatment options. Chewing on one side only can cause excess wear on structures in the long run. Correcting this now will save you time and expense in the years to come. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to heal a cracked bone in thumb of a 21 years old man and what can I do to speed it up?I cracked it while boxing.106kg185cm

How much time does it take to heal a cracked bone in thumb of a 21 years old man and what can I do to speed it up?I cracked it while boxing.106kg185cm

6 weeks is typical: Splinting & appropriate limited immobilization usually allows the vast majority of broken bones to heal uneventfully in 6 weeks. Unstable fractures near or involving a joint that are displaced out of position as little as 1 mm may need surgical repair. Only you and your treating orthopaedic surgeon can decide what is best for your specific fracture in your hand. Seek orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the painless popping and cracking in my joints? My joints pop and crack all of the time, but it doesn't hurt. But sometimes, i feel like my bones are grinding against one another. That does hurt, but only a little. I am on medications such as nexi

What is the painless popping and cracking in my joints? My joints pop and crack all of the time, but it doesn't hurt. But sometimes, i feel like my bones are grinding against one another. That does hurt, but only a little. I am on medications such as nexi

Popping and cracking: Can be caused by extra flexible capsules of the joints, trapping the joint fluid in the periphery of the joint and creating low pressure / vaccuum "bubbles" that pop/ implode on certain moves. The are thought to produce small shockwaves that gradually beat up the cartilage surfaces and contribute to developing arhtritis. Learning to kick the habit of cracking knuckles woould be useful. ...Read more

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