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Why do my joints crack so much? I drink a lot of water.

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: If u flex your

Joints on purpose and there's no pain, that's normal. Take care!

In brief: If u flex your

Joints on purpose and there's no pain, that's normal. Take care!
Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Crack joints

Hearing a cracking sound to your feet, ankle or toes is not too concerning.
What the sound represents is air being pushed and dispersed inside the joint. It does not mean actual damage to the joints. At your age, it is not concerning unless you have pain or limited range of motion of those joints. I hope that relieves your concern.

In brief: Crack joints

Hearing a cracking sound to your feet, ankle or toes is not too concerning.
What the sound represents is air being pushed and dispersed inside the joint. It does not mean actual damage to the joints. At your age, it is not concerning unless you have pain or limited range of motion of those joints. I hope that relieves your concern.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

It is normal and cracking your joints will not cause arthritis.

In brief: See below

It is normal and cracking your joints will not cause arthritis.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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