Cracking and popping joints, is it bad?
I have one ankle that constantly cracks. I’ve never had any medical issues with it, just constant noises. It cracks when I walk, sit, stretch, wake up, whenever! So I was wondering.. Could this be bad for me? I figured this has to be happening to other people also, so I did a little research online to share.
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Joints often make a lot of different noises, including popping, cracking, snapping and grinding. The joints people normally hear crack are the knees, ankles, back, neck and knuckles.
The most common reason for cracking:
In and around your joints is a fluid called “synovial fluid.” This fluid is like a lubricant for the joints. This fluid is made by a membrane inside your joints called a “synovial membrane.” Synovial fluid contains quite a few gases like oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. When joints…
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