Cracking Joints: What's That Sound?

How many times have you heard a patient tell you their joints pop or crack? Then, inevitably, they follow-up with "Is that bad?"

I always tell my patients that, if they're not having any pain or instability with the cracking, then its completely normal.

What is it that actually causes the cracking sound inside your joints, though?

And what could be going on if there is pain associated with the cracking sounds?  Or instability? Should you be concerned? Let’s explore…

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