hmm clicking joints

  • Artesin

    Posts: 482

    Dec 31, 2007 7:54 AM GMT
    Does anyone else feel the joints in your shoulders click quite often when you bend them one way or another? What about your knees creaking/grinding if you put your hand on them while bending them? Mine do it and it doesn't feel painful but it still worries me a bit and not quite sure what it is. Asked a doctor they said loose joints but that still doesnt account for the knees.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 31, 2007 11:50 AM GMT
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 31, 2007 4:20 PM GMT
    I had that with my right shoulder. I had pain too, and the ultrasound shown i had a crack at a rotator cuff tear. I think it was improper bench press and too much mouse use at work. No surgery is called for, but need physical therapy. They taught me how to stretch my shoulder which now it doesn't hurt nor make any noise. It use to be so bad people can hear the click as i raise my arm up.
  • auryn

    Posts: 2061

    Dec 31, 2007 5:00 PM GMT
    Either 1) you're getting old or 2) like ebl points out, it's from improper lifting and squats and not stretching. Get some PT. The noise is likely caused by adhesions near the tendonous areas near the joints. Muscle tissue and fascia tend to glue together, when tears occur, and create annoying knots that have to be worked on by someone one that specializes in injury treatments such as physical therapy or sports massage. I've had to work on this with clients and have been able to decrease their issues over time. At your age, you should heal faster than some of my older clients.

    Take care of it now instead of later so you can continue being as active as you are.
  • Kohaku

    Posts: 87

    Dec 31, 2007 7:34 PM GMT
    I get that really bad in my right wrist, but I think it's due to a fall I took when I was in high school. All of my weight landed on that wrist, and I think it may have been slightly fractured. Never had it looked at though. Now it pops all the time, especially when I write. I have to give it a snap every so often. Have you injured any of the squeaky joints before?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 03, 2008 12:16 PM GMT
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 03, 2008 1:13 PM GMT
    more often than not they equate the clicking and popping noises to air trapped in the joint rather than any physical damage, if you are that concerned the only way to find out is an ultrasound or scan of the knee.

    Glucosamine and chronditrin (if I remember how to spell it) are recommended for joint health though. I dont put much stick by these but do use them as an antiinflamatory gel on my knee at times and find it does actually work for that so maybe worth a shot
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 05, 2008 10:50 AM GMT
    I have that same problem and whether or not its painful depends on the day. It happens in both my shoulders, although my left one which I injured in a skiing accident a couple years ago hurts and pops more. I tend to stay away from things like military/shoulder press that make it pop or put too much strain on it. When I was doing yoga, it made it difficult to do some of the postures, but the more I stretched them out the less they bothered me.

    As far as the knees go, well anytime I do a squat type move or kneel down for something, even to tie my shoe, my knees pop. It's genetic for me, my g'pa had his knees replaced about 10 years ago. Nonetheless, it gets worse if I don't keep them exercised. Back when I was a kid I went to the doctor cause they were hurting pretty bad. They took x-rays and said the muscle tissue, etc was not holding the joint together properly and told me to start doing 10 leg lifts every mornign and night. That lasted all of a month before I stopped. But, every now and then I'll do them if my knees bother me too bad. Be careful when running and using the elipticals. While they are low-impact, the controlled movement can lock you into a movement that can get out of hand and torque or stress your knees. My knees actually hurt less if I run than when I use the elliptical. If all else fails, I jump on a bike.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 05, 2008 11:13 AM GMT
    Mine's on the elbows. I think it's the triceps tendon in my case, rubbing against the ulna. icon_confused.gif It doesn't really hurt but it's uncomfortable.

    None on the shoulders/knees though