Hi, I am wondering if the above is correlated? When supplementing with olive oil(or other 0-3 containing substance and minimizing 0-6s) within a given period I have noticed that my jonts aren't as "cracked" as otherwise. Is inflammation the cause of cracking/creaking joints??? How does one combat this?
asked byMRDuke (114)
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on September 28, 2011
at 09:03 PM
I believe what you are trying to ask is this: Is it possible that optimizing your nutrition (via increased omega 3-containing foods, et al) is somehow decreasing the apparent cracking of joints that you normally experience?
If that is your question, the answer is: A slam-dunk YES.
Ideally, no joint in a human being is designed to crack or have crepitus of any kind when functioning optimally. Crepitus (in its many forms) cracking or popping of any kind is an expression of sub-optimal tissue/structure health and function. Most people experience some version of this (with or without symptoms) because most people are physiologically-dysfunctional/sick regarding their connective tissue and joint/structural health. It is widely-accepted that diet has a direct correlation with connective tissue health. Optimizing diet most certainly will improve connective tissue health and will usually result in some sort of symptomatic improvement in those with symptoms.
You ask- how do you combat it. Ans= just keep mastering the paleo-type diet and lifestyle to the best of your ability. Good luck.
on September 28, 2011
at 07:52 PM
No, its generally not, but it might be.
on January 23, 2013
at 06:59 AM
Joint "cracking" can result from a negative pressure pulling nitrogen gas temporarily into the joint, such as when knuckles are "cracked." This is not harmful. "Cracking" sounds can also be heard if tendons snap over tissues because of minor adjustments in their gliding paths. This can occur with aging as muscle mass and action change.
If cracking is accompanied by joint pain, there could be underlying abnormalities of the structures of the joint, such as loose cartilage or injured ligaments. Some patients with arthritis (inflammation of joints, usually painful), bursitis, or tendinitis notice "cracking" sounds due to the snapping of irregular, swollen tissues.