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Why Do My I Crack My Joints
It is thought to be: Safe and benign, but if swelling or pain starts then certainly get it checked by an orthopod. ...Read more
SORRY...but older joints do not have the FLEXIBLE CARTILAGES young joints have so that "snapping" ("cracking") cannot occur (and the joint itself becomes less flexible!!
Hope this explains the reason for you
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Not bad: Cracking joints causes no issues other than annoying those near you. ...Read more
See details: It is nitrogen and carbon dioxide bubbles that burst causing the cracking sound. ...Read more
No one knows: There are a number of theories about why joints 'crack' or cavitate, but none have been proven. Some think that it is caused by small bubbles in the joint space, others believe it is caused by 'microadhesions.' Nothing needs to be done to stop it unless it starts causing you discomfort. ...Read more
No: Cracking joints is not a problem. Once thought to be contributor to degenerative joint disease later in life, this popular belief has not stood the test of time and is no longer supported even by common people. ...Read more
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
Probably normal: Joint cracking is normal and is often caused by bursting of nitrogen bubbles. ...Read more
See details: It is nothing and due to bursting of tiny nitrogen and carbon dioxide bubbles in the joint. ...Read more
That's a new one...: I have to admit...I've not been asked this yet. It may be more psychological, as I can think of no medical reason why this would occur. ...Read more
See below: This is a common phenomena---it is due to Nitric Oxide bubbles popping in your joint and it is benign---but if it continues to bother you see your doctor. ...Read more
I have extremely clicky joints for a person of my age? (Including back neck ect;) is their anyway to stop the need to crack my back?
Hypermobility: Hypermobility is more common in younger people. They have joints and ligaments considered to be particularly lax, and frequently snap and pop at the end point of normal range of motion. This is not in and of itself dangerous, but hyperextension injuries are more common. A good exercise program aimed at improving overall muscle tone can help. ...Read more
I am not sure: The study of 300 people how cracks there fingers, -cracking was not associated with arthritis, it was associated with damage to ligaments that surround the joint and dislocation of tendons. There may also be a connection with soft tissue injuries. There is no real benefit either from cracking your knuckles and/or joints. ...Read more
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
Why did my arm crack really bad when I barely moved it? All my joints do that, its painful and what can I do to stop it from doing that?
How can I stop my joints from cracking, my leg cracked this morning and now I have pain all down my leg, wasn't even doing anything, I take extra d's?
Possible arthritis: When you mention your leg cracked are you referring to your knee? If so knee cracking or creditable can be a symptom of osteoarthritis. With mild OA regular activity and maintenance of an ideal body weight can help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis, Aleve, and Motrin can be taken. If the cracking continues or if the joint becomes unstable you might need further medical treatment. ...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 more
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
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have X ray of your hand to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Need to be evaluated: Difficulty moving your elbow with pain needs to be investigated to make sure that there is no other pathology ...Read more
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