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Popping and Clicking

KatholicKatholic Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I have a pop in the back of my right knee. And a click in my right shoulder. They are caused when I move them at different angles. There is no associated pain. Any advice on how to get rid of these? Or just if they are signs of anything?

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  • TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    You might just be getting old. My joints pop now, too, and I'm only turning 23 in August. Taking a glucosamine supplement has really helped me not sound like Rice Crispies; you can get a bottle at the grocery store pretty easily.

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  • lifeincognitolifeincognito Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    This sounds like something you should go to a doctor for because popping/clicking is associated with joint dislocation. I have an issue with my TMJ (jaw joint) it will pop and click rather often with and without pain which is an symptom of it being damaged in high school. So please see a specialist.

    However, if you are man or woman enough to want to solve the problem on your own... Stretch the muscles in the surrounding area frequently to see if that helps or even go so far as to do strength training on associated muscle groups. Shoulders are the most common part of your body to dislocate, I think, and you should be very careful with them (but please also be careful with your knee).

    Common sense says to not listen to me (because I am no doctor) and see a doctor. Don't make them pop or click anymore often than necessary because you could be aggravating something much worse.

    Best of luck.

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  • sabyulsabyul Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Until you've talked with a doctor, you would probably do well to avoid heavy distance-running and bench press. Military press (esp. behind the head) and upright row also aggravate shoulders a little more than it's worth if you're suffering joint pain, I think.

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  • KatholicKatholic Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Thanks for the advice, but my mom is a doctor and says there is nothing to worry about as long as there is no pain. I am looking for a way to get it to go away. It just bothers me mentally even though I know it isn't bad.

    And I know what it is from. I am a water polo player, all the swimming and treading.

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  • BlutrasereiBlutraserei Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Katholic wrote: »
    Thanks for the advice, but my mom is a doctor and says there is nothing to worry about as long as there is no pain. I am looking for a way to get it to go away. It just bothers me mentally even though I know it isn't bad.

    And I know what it is from. I am a water polo player, all the swimming and treading.


    This here. My knees will do the same thing at times. The difference is that I'm a pretty heavy dude. So I assume it has something to do with using the joint either a lot or in high capacity. My guess? Find a way to help along collagen production or try and find if theres a way other than resting them for a while to let the bursa heal. I mean...if it bothers you that much =P.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I've got a consistent pop in my right shoulder, when I rotate it in a wide circle, and I believe I mentioned it the last time I saw the specialist for my joint issues, and he said not to worry.

    If you have no joint pain or tiredness or lack of flexibility, I wouldn't worry about it.

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  • KatholicKatholic Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Katholic wrote: »
    Thanks for the advice, but my mom is a doctor and says there is nothing to worry about as long as there is no pain. I am looking for a way to get it to go away. It just bothers me mentally even though I know it isn't bad.

    And I know what it is from. I am a water polo player, all the swimming and treading.


    This here. My knees will do the same thing at times. The difference is that I'm a pretty heavy dude. So I assume it has something to do with using the joint either a lot or in high capacity. My guess? Find a way to help along collagen production or try and find if theres a way other than resting them for a while to let the bursa heal. I mean...if it bothers you that much =P.

    I just picked up glucosamine as a precaution. I am just a deathly scared of throwing out a shoulder or getting a bum knee even though there is no pain.

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  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Popping and clicking without any associated pain is harmless. Don't worry about it.

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  • DemerdarDemerdar Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm pretty sure joints popping is just a byproduct of being alive. Nothing you can really do about it.

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  • SolventSolvent Econ-artist กรุงเทพมหานครRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Septus wrote: »
    I've got a consistent pop in my right shoulder, when I rotate it in a wide circle, and I believe I mentioned it the last time I saw the specialist for my joint issues, and he said not to worry.

    This is good to know. I kinda feel like piggybacking on this thread, but this is what I want to hear anyway.
    My shoulders pop like crazy when I swing in a wid circle (I guess from years of swimming pehaps), to such an extent that when I do my escrima warmups my friend behind me will occasionally remark on how loud and nasty it sounds. That's both worrying and awesome in some amount.

    My wrists also sound like grinders, similar to that Simpsons episode where Bart complains about his years of doing lines on a blackboard. I guess mine comes from many, many long hours of clarinet playing.

    Never experienced any pain from it though, just the worrying crackling.

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