6 doctors weighed in:

Why would my elbow joints be making noises?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
Thank
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Elbow joints

Noise may be due to loose bodies, synovitis, arthritis, or joint irregularities.
Check with your orthopedic surgeon if painful limited range of motion.

In brief: Elbow joints

Noise may be due to loose bodies, synovitis, arthritis, or joint irregularities.
Check with your orthopedic surgeon if painful limited range of motion.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors