Popping Joints, is it Harmful?

Fitness by Chelsea

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.

< http://legacy.owensboro.kctcs.edu/gcaplan/anat/notes/Image585.gif >

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…

View original post 290 more words

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
This entry was posted in simple living. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Popping Joints, is it Harmful?

  1. Lety C says:

    I have 3. An ancle like you, an elbow (they don’t hurt) and a shoulder all on my left side, that is curios. I’ve been recovering from a frozen shoulder, It has been a long painful journey. after 8 months (wow!) I am able to have the full range of movement (very happy). Now sometimes it gets stuck and I kind of have to find its correct position and it pops. I’ve been told that there are 3 main bones that take place in the articulation movement. But they have a sequence, if this sequence is not the correct one, it will stuck, cause pain or crack. So, still working with it, hope someday it will be back to normal! 🙂

    • Recently I have found that taking a tablespoon of creatine each morning with my coffee really helps. Creatine draws in more water to the muscles and it seems to act as a cushion for the joints. It has only been around 11 days since I started taking it, and it really shouldn’t be fully loaded in the muscles until around 30 days, but already I can feel the difference.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.