Should I Be Worried about My Noisy Joints?
Joint crepitus is very common and it often causes concern in many people. But do noisy joints indicate something wrong with the body?
Joint crepitus can be due to: tendons snapping over the bone, gas bubbles collapsing in the joint and vibrations produced by movement.
Despite what many people believe, habitual cracking does not increase the risk of arthritis and no research shows a link between joint noise and pathology.
On the contrary, crepitus indicated that the joint is well lubricated, and people with osteoarthritis have reduced vibration noise.
To sum it up, you should not be afraid of pain free crepitus since it is normal and harmless.
If you have crepitus with pain, contact a healthcare professional for evaluation.