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Name: danb
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Date: Around 1993


Question:
Why do your joints pop? For example, when I am walking my ankle always makes a popping sound? I think it has something to do with the air (space) in the joint but I do not know.



Replies:
One reason is that tendons snap a little like plucking guitar strings. Another reason is because of a release of gas dissolved in the fluid of the joint. Sometimes joints make crunchy noises due to small bone fragments in the joint (like sand under a steel wheel). Joints can also make popping noises when they dislocate (this is usually painful).

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