What does it mean that my joints are cracking/popping all the time? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 11-02-2006, 06:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
GiggleBirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Silly Town!
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's happened most of my life, but recently it is all the time. Almost every step I take my knees, ankles, and various other joints crack. Sometimes, lately, even my wrists and fingers seem to sort of pop out of place (slightly) for no apparent reason. What the heck could this be?
GiggleBirds is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 11-02-2006, 10:07 AM
 
kittywitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Room of Requirement
Posts: 13,061
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
I do this, too. I know at least with my knees, my osteopath told me I have chondromalacia (sp?). I feel like an old maid.

AP Mom to 5 knit.gifhomeschool.giftoddler.gif
 
  

kittywitty is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 11-05-2006, 05:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
GiggleBirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Silly Town!
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow. I'm going to have to research this! Do your joints sort of pop out of place sometimes? It scares the crap out of me. It's not a full dislocation, but a partial one. That's a new thing for me. The cracking I'm used to, but not this!
GiggleBirds is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 11-05-2006, 10:04 AM
 
Metasequoia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: In the village
Posts: 5,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
My knees sound like Rice Krispies when I go up the steps - they've actually woken the baby as I've carried him upstairs.

Homeschoolin' Mama chicken3.gifto Dd1 2/3/00, Dd2 1/13/03, Ds1 3/11/06 & Ds2 11/18/10!!
Metasequoia is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 11-05-2006, 11:17 AM
 
kittywitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Room of Requirement
Posts: 13,061
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GiggleBirds View Post
Wow. I'm going to have to research this! Do your joints sort of pop out of place sometimes? It scares the crap out of me. It's not a full dislocation, but a partial one. That's a new thing for me. The cracking I'm used to, but not this!
Yes, I have had things pop out. Not all the time, but they can. I have had this going on for so long that I know how to avoid it. But if they are popping out a lot, I would get ahold of an orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor, or something.

AP Mom to 5 knit.gifhomeschool.giftoddler.gif
 
  

kittywitty is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 11-05-2006, 12:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
GiggleBirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Silly Town!
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, I've been meaning to. Is it part of the condition? I looked it up and it seems to only apply to knees? I've got wrists, ankles, shoulders. Ack, I feel 75 lately!
GiggleBirds is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 11-05-2006, 12:12 PM
 
littlemizflava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: GTA,ontario,canada
Posts: 1,393
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
i crack all the time and have for as long as i can remember i will end up have pain if i dont put bones back in their right spots i have been told by dr. that i have loose ligaments but i know that it can be passed down cause both of my kids have had it from birth i would just ask the dr to see what they say about it cause it could be something else that is serious
littlemizflava is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off