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Popping Joints?!?!

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I've noticed in the last week that the joints in my wrists and shoulders have been popping like crazy. I've increased my weights a LITTLE and I've also been kayaking about once per week...just concerned because I'd heard that popping joints lead to arthritis. Can I somehow stop them from popping!??! Thanks!

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I have read that those noises are no big deal unless you are feeling pain like an injury. It does drive you a little nuts, though!


Amy-SAHM of 4

 

HW: 217

CW: 217

 

Starting WW's new plan (again for the millionth time) 1/2/12

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I too have popping joints - some days worse than others - but no pain. I once asked my sister (the orthopedic surgeon) about it, and she told me it was the sound of trapped gas escaping from the joints and not to worry about it unless it was painful. (I just crossed my leg under me - Indian style, and my knee just popped again....) I guess some of us are just more prone to gas :embarrass than others!

 

- Jennifer M

 

PS If it really concerns you, go ahead and ask your doctor about it - I've taken to asking for a "phone consult" on minor things like this (e.g. ask the doc to call you back at his/her convenience - you save a trip to the office and the cost of the co-pay....)


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that is sooo good to know. I had no clue what it was and wasn't really concerned because there was no pain.


Grace

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