4

votes

Joints Constantly Clicking

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Hello all, I'm on a SCD type diet with plenty of meat and nutritious food. I used to have no energy, poor bowel and lots of problems.

Everything is slowing getting much much better, I have constant energy throughout the day, it's like I'm a new person.

My ankle joints have always clicked and popped a bit, but now they are constantly clicking, as are my knees, back, wrists, elbows, etc. I'm very scrawny and lost a lot of teeth after being raised on a junk food diet.

Why are my joints clicking and popping so much even though I feel better than I've done in my entire life? Is it something to do with inflammation?

Ba1c998b18470309687f07606767668a

(161)

on September 18, 2012
at 06:13 PM

You can even hear Super Joint Pavel's joints clicking in that second video...

C90c6c5154c1510d57239d570d947552

(163)

on August 23, 2012
at 07:51 PM

But every time I move I'm clicking and popping, people can hear me coming! Is there any way to make it stop?

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on August 23, 2012
at 02:09 AM

Same here. I believe it's just air escaping unless it follows up with pain, swelling or loss ROM. http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/03/cracking-and-popping-and-clicking-oh-my/

  • C90c6c5154c1510d57239d570d947552

    asked by

    (163)
  • Views
    5K
  • Last Activity
    1426D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

7 Answers

1
B7e1ad6bb9ab814b8e90bdad4a472d5e

on August 23, 2012
at 09:01 PM

I also have the issue with my wrists when I would spend hours sitting at the computer. I would crack them and it would sound like a mini firework was going off.When I started working out the loudness of the crack would go away but it was still there and it was quite annoying. Until I watch a youtube video by "super joints pavel" I started incorporating his stretching and join preparation into my workouts now I do wrist push-ups where you start the push up on the back of your hand then you raise your hand up until it's on his knuckles when you're fully extended in the push-up and then lower the hands back down so you're on your wrists again. That one exercise has totally eliminating risk cracking I always do join preparation before I start my workout. I look like some Buddhist monk with some insane strength now:D

Google KEY WORDS "joint preparation" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIeL0AYygiY start off by doing these on your knees or hips if you are really weak do them against the wall then increase the difficulty overtime. http://video.yandex.ru/users/vc0t/view/215/#

Ba1c998b18470309687f07606767668a

(161)

on September 18, 2012
at 06:13 PM

You can even hear Super Joint Pavel's joints clicking in that second video...

0
859c177b2d13a459ae6fb8f4bae8240b

on December 19, 2012
at 09:15 AM

The common answer to joint clicking is that if it is painless it is fine. I agree with this assessment especially if you have always had it.

For example, people with more lax joints as described above may have always had issues with clicking albeit not painful clicking. This is fine. The general solution with lax joints and clicking in the knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders is proper strength work. Keeping the joints strong and balanced with proper biomechanical movement will stave off potential injuries.

However, if you have not always had joint clicking, and it is acute onset from particular sports, weightlifting, or other activities I would reexamine the activity to ensure that the clicking may not devolve into something insidious.

In most cases, injuries can be boiled down to issues of

Posture
Biomechanics
Mobility
Muscle balance/tension relationships

When these aspects are compromised especially the limbs – ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders – there is potential for clicking and popping to begin and potentially become malicious.

0
743c6f14bdff360777531b6d16a5d4e0

on August 28, 2012
at 01:17 PM

Clicking joints often indicate air in the joint itself. Try stomach breathing exercises (see qigong) combined with regular stretching. Together these two things helped stop the clicking in my shoulder that had developed from regular manual labouring and poor lifting techniques.

0
B7e1ad6bb9ab814b8e90bdad4a472d5e

on August 23, 2012
at 11:35 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVU8_c3Mp30 start doing these for your lower back. then move on to Bridge

0
E8bf28bd28f5be7c34d4a1a97e7c1353

(253)

on August 23, 2012
at 12:58 AM

I'm experiencing the same thing myself, I experimented quite a bit to try and pin it down. I now think it may be related to getting the right balance of Vit A, D, and K. Do you have any other symptoms, such as chapped lips, or dry skin patches?

Have you introduced any dairy lately? Do you eat many eggs? Those two can be major contributors to inflammation.

0
Ee70ee808f748374744404a00e1c22ed

(1163)

on August 23, 2012
at 12:47 AM

I've got a few joints that click as well- unless they start hurting or become a problem in some other way, I would not stress about it too much.

0
Ee70ee808f748374744404a00e1c22ed

(1163)

on August 23, 2012
at 12:29 AM

I've got a few joints that click as well- unless they start hurting or become a problem in some other way, I would not stress about it too much.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on August 23, 2012
at 02:09 AM

Same here. I believe it's just air escaping unless it follows up with pain, swelling or loss ROM. http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/03/cracking-and-popping-and-clicking-oh-my/

C90c6c5154c1510d57239d570d947552

(163)

on August 23, 2012
at 07:51 PM

But every time I move I'm clicking and popping, people can hear me coming! Is there any way to make it stop?

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!