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Question: joints that pop


 seaherna - Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:28 am

im not sure if i have posted on the correct forum. but there is not a bone in in my body with ecxeption to my skull that does not pop, constantly (during regular normal everyday movment. many times its painfull. i wake up in the morning with a lot of random popping. im not a flexible person i never have been im almost thirty this problem started during my teens.(puberty) i would like to know what it is possible that i have. and what the treatment might be like
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:27 pm

User avatar Hello,
Popping joints are not alarming in terms of pathology however with inflexibility and pain associated with popping, the specific joints should be evaluated for ligament or cartilage damage.

The remedy (granted no structural damage) will focus on prolonged stretching and strengthening program which should continue throughout your adult years.

Take care and let us know how it goes.

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