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Stop Elbow Clicking
I broke my elbow/arm when I was younger and had to get surgery on it. My elbow won't stop clicking and/or hurting. What's wrong with it?
My elbow was moderately hyperextended in a basketball game four days ago. Now my elbow makes a mild clicking/popping when bending. What should I do?
Elbow Antics: You most likely injured the cartilage surface of this complex hinge joint and the associated inflammation is causing the clicking or popping that you appreciate. If the joint "locks" when attempting to move it you may have torn a small portion of the cartilage and it is catching in the joint space. Apply ice and try to adequately rest the elbow. Try an antiinflammatory if needed for pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clicking/Cracking jo: It can be caused by following causes 1cavitation within the joint(small cavities of partial vaccum in synovial fluid) 2rapid streching of ligaments 3intraarticulat(within the joints)adhesions bein broken it does not cause any long term ill effect and is a harmless condition.But if you have concern get it checked by your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more
My elbows, wrist and shoulders click say when i get up from a chair, bed or getting ready to lift weights?
Varies: There is a term called crepitance, which is where a joint can click and pop secondary to early arthritic conditions. But there are also tendon and ligent conditions that can cause clicking in the elbow as well. Finally, numbness suggests at least some neurological involvement. Don't hesitate to be seen and a detailed exam and appropriate studies will usually give you a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more