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My Joints Crack When I Move Am I At Risk For Arthritis
Not just from noises: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. A person with no joint pains before or after cracking a joint is probably not damaging the joint. However, making it a frequent habit has uncertain long-term effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Probably normal: Joint cracking is normal and is often caused by bursting of nitrogen bubbles. ...Read more
Constant Painful joints, all Rheumy blood tests normal. No visible redness or inflammation. Started years proceeding childbirth. Audible crack, poppin?
Exercise: You may be simply deconditioned form inactivity. The good news is your rheumatolgy workup is negative. If not active, begina program of burst interval high and low impact aerobics. Consult a physicial therpay and/or a personal trainer. Use Advil (ibuprofen) (low dose) until joint pain resolves. BioFreeze is another excellent product for joint pain. ...Read more
Benign: Joint cracking is almost always benign, reflecting pressure changes in the joints. Since we humans are all different in our own ways, it appears that your body has a tendency to have joints that crack. Nothing to worry about, unless you begin to notice persistent associated pain, in which case you should have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Exact reason is unk-: Nown. It doesn't happen in everyone who has had injury to a ligament. Some people are just able to crack their joints. ...Read more
My child has JRA and her joints crack all the time and is painful when they crack. Is this from her JRA? Cracking in new joint now
See details: The sound is caused by bursting of nitrogen bubbles which are formed as the result of normal metabolism in the synovial fluid in the joint. Other causes include, rapid stretching of ligaments and cavitations in the joint which form a partial vacuum and then rapidly collapse. ...Read more
Ear muffs: Typically a 'pop' in a joint is a nitrogen bubble coming out of suspension. Avoid negative pressure within the joint. At your age don't worry about it. A good treatment would be some earmuffs! ...Read more
No: Not unless it is associated with pain. ...Read more
Joints cracking: Joints that pop or crack with movement is very common and although it is sometimes uncomfortable, most people do not characterize it as being very painful. The fact is we don't know exactly why joints pop but usually it does not require any treatment. You child needs to be followed by a doctor more because they have JRA than the cracking itself. Good luck :) ...Read more
My shoulder joints crack/snap every time I do a full rotating of my arm, I'm only 16 is this anything harmful?
NO: You are feeling the "Rotator Cuff" (the tendons which surround the shoulder allowing THE MOST MOTION of ANY JOINT in the whole body! At your age this tendon tissue and the CARTILAGE of the joint itself are PLIABLE. Can stretch and make the sound you"hear". If you are otherwise HEALTHY this is all NORMAL! \ Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My joints crack so much all over my body? Why does this happen and is there any way to prevent it? Ex vitamins?
Cracking joints: There aredifferent reasons why joints make the cracking sound. It has to do with the degeneration of the joints which is common in older people w/ arthritis. it may be due to an injury. They crack simply because of the build up of gas pressure from the exchange of nutrients from your bloodstream. Cracking sound is not a problem. If you're having joint pain you should see your doctor. ...Read more
My joints crack constantly all over my body with just simple movements. Been happening since early teens. Is there anything I can do to prevent?
I feel 6w baby's joints crack all the time, especially during diaper changes & holding her. Sounds like cracking knuckles. Is this normal? Scared!
Joint "popping" is: Not anything to worry about, except if the popping is of the hip joints. Pediatricians routinely check for congenital hip dysplasia with ;dislocation. Grunting & turning red in the face to expel gas or normal stools is because the smooth muscle of the gut does not yet work in a coordinated manner. Learn the "football hold" or "colic carry" for the next few weeks. This, too, shall pass. ...Read more
Can allergies make your joints crack? It seems when I don't eat as much they don't do it as much, I have food allergies and wondered if it was a reaction
Normal joint: Some individuals have joints that "crack" and is usually an inherited trait. It is usually a normal and benign condition that results from Nitrogen dissoved in the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) suddenly escaping with pressure developing within the joint with normal motion. With rapid escape of Nitrogen, you can hear a popping or cracking sound. ...Read more
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