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Creaky joints

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LuckyBenski, 23 Jun 2019.

  1. LuckyBenski

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    Who's got 'em?

    My knees creak audibly, if I'm on my knees doing DIY I can hear them resonating through the floorboards. Sometimes if it's quiet I can feel/hear my neck and elbows do it too.

    A bit of research tells me it's not a signifier of bad health and may just be like that forever without a problem... But it's pretty disconcerting hearing yourself creak out loud!

    For context I'm 31 and they've done it at least 7-8 years. I used to whinge about having "bad knees" when I was 18 in winter and blame skateboarding. Is it just me?
     
  2. Diddums

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  3. azazl187

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    Beat me to it!!
     
  4. Jokester

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    Most of my joints creak or crack at times, even my spine. Always done it, but I do notice joint pain now, particularly in my right hip. I've pretty well abused my body with goalkeeping in football, hiking and skiing all putting wear into my hips and knees. Getting hand and wrist pain now as well that I put down to shot blocking.

    Winter tends to be worst as you say. Turned 40 last year.
     
  5. Terminal_Boy

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    Just creaky joints or can you hear tendons twang as well?

    I started getting this in my 40s and found high-dose glucosamine sulphate + condition supplements worked a treat.
     
  6. LewisRaz

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    My knees and ankles crack with every step on the stairs and im only 32. Just put it down to years of being overweight and still playing football
     
  7. azazl187

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    Cod liver oil?
     
  8. DarrenM343

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    WD40 won't work, it's not really a lube. Needs to be 3-in-1 oil :p.
    Had this years ago but lived normal life mostly but ruled out jogging/running. Doctor said joint hypermobility or something like that. Today get knee problems so probably need to get that looked at (again!) fairly soon. Feet turn inwards slightly but not as bad as others I see and this puts pressure on knees and also ankles I think as get angle pain too. Ha, Falling apart...……...
    Don't have kids myself but my nephew has the same clickity clack joints.
     
  9. Tephnos

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    Is it a creak or pop?

    My knees pop pretty gnarly when I do squats. Always makes me think they're going to explode but they've never done it yet!
     
  10. Andelusion

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    Ginger can be a good supplement for joints
     
  11. LuckyBenski

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    Mostly dry creaking, with pops if I do squats/occasionally while getting out of bed etc. What do tendons twanging sound like?!

    Skateboarders used to recommend Glucosamine Sulphate, I've considered it but TBF it doesn't hurt very often. Just don't know if I'm on the road to knackered joints!

    This. Poor show @Diddums :mad:
     
  12. theone8181

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    I do suffer from a knee ache (at 33). If I tip my foot up I can get a 'twang/click', I'd that a reason and is it bad? It feels quite satisfying when it does it.
     
  13. Megahurtz400

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    Get a kneeling pad for your DIY!

    Used to work for openreach and the amount of 40+ old engineers who had knackered knees from kneeling on them most of the time was amazing.

    My body creaks and groans and I’m only 27 :(
     
  14. iamtheoneneo

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    You still do squats with that? My left knee started popping with dull pain so now I rarely do squats and if do I keep it around 60kg.

    I run two times a week and always have to have a knee strap on as well.

    My left knee incidentally is one that suffered a massive knock snowboarding years ago so think age + long term injury has knackered it.
     
  15. SexyGreyFox

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    I'm on the waiting list for two new knees, they do more than make a noise
     
  16. Tephnos

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    No pain, its just popping. From my research of it, as long as it doesn't cause pain then there's nothing wrong with it and its just synovial fluid popping like in your knuckles.
     
  17. Flaevius

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    My knees often crack when getting up from a kneeling or squat position, one more than the other. Sometimes it feels as if the kneecap is trying to pop out, and I usually have to roll sideways and straighten out my leg to rectify it.
     
  18. RoboCod

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    I think it was proven that this doesn't work.
     
  19. SexyGreyFox

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    Do any of you have to walk down stairs backwards yet?
     
  20. dirtychinchilla

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    I'm 29 and my knees creak sometimes. One side of my hip makes a popping noise quite often and I can feel the cavitation bubbles explode.

    My knees creak madly if I kneel, though. I kept thinking something was creaking in my house, but it's always just my knees.