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Popping joints from head to toes, sometimes painful. Ortho surgeon took xray, didn't see anything. What could this be from?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Global laxity
Milfd loose joints genetic painless popping is not to be worried about.

In brief: Global laxity
Milfd loose joints genetic painless popping is not to be worried about.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. John Goldman
you need to exercise since you have to have good muscle tone to support your joints. Popping occurs when you stress the joint, the small aount of fluid in your joint sublines into a gas and thus the pop.
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Elastic tissue
Popping joints with normal x-rays suggests you might be hypermobile.
Hypermobility implies increased flexibility in the tissue. Hypermobilty can be inherited and some of your relatives might also be loose. The tissue has more elastic tissue and thus more give to it. This is also called ehlers danlos syndrome and is the benign type called ehlers danlos type 3.

In brief: Elastic tissue
Popping joints with normal x-rays suggests you might be hypermobile.
Hypermobility implies increased flexibility in the tissue. Hypermobilty can be inherited and some of your relatives might also be loose. The tissue has more elastic tissue and thus more give to it. This is also called ehlers danlos syndrome and is the benign type called ehlers danlos type 3.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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