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  • Posted By: 100011101
  • June 7, 2009
  • 09:35 AM

I don't need an answer right away, I'm just curious... Well, about two years ago (I believe that's when it started) my joints started cracking ALL the time. I know it's normal for joints to make a "cracking" sound. But... for instance, if I'm working out at the gym, or at home doing push-ups, my shoulders and/or elbows crack after EVERY SINGLE push-up. Or if I'm jogging, nearly every step I take, my knees crack. Even if I'm walking around, or if I turn to the side to grab my coffee mug or something, my elbow and/or shoulder cracks. I'm not experiencing any pain... but this has been going on for about two years now, and I don't want to go to the doctor's office and say "Yeah Doc, my joints crack." I'm just curious if: 1. Does this happen to anyone else, and, 2. Does anyone know why this is occurring. And (because I think this might be relevant) I'm only seventeen years old.

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  • what exactly is it?is it the type we usually do voluntarily with our fingers or u feel as if surfaces are rubbing against each other?
    sainin12 27 Replies Flag this Response
  • I know I have bad knees (several surgeries to prove it). The doctor heard my knees crack and called it something like crepitatis. I'm not sure about the spelling, but he didn't seem to be highly worried about it...
    sapphires 4 Replies Flag this Response
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