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    Clicks in joints?
    Sometimes my friend moves his elobows and knees as in bends them they click.
    Does this happen to you guys? What does it mean? Can it be stopped?

    Thanks.
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    It's harmless as far as I know.
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    I know two stories, once i heard that clicking your joints can lead to arthritis but not sure if this is true, i looked it up myself, as i keep clicking my finger joints and all i found on the internet was that when you click, the sound is pockets of nitrogen being released, so im not totally sure.......
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    If I remember correctly it is only bubbles of CO2 in the cartilage in your joints, and yes its harmless... People just get creeped out by it that's all lol
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    (Original post by Lindchen)
    It's harmless as far as I know.
    This. I remember hearing something (possibly on QI) about an experiment that was carried out over a number of decades. It involved cracking the knuckles on one hand but not doing so with the other. The results suggested that there was an equal chance of arthritis in both hands, meaning cracking your knuckles doesn't harm you at all. This is the case with all of your joints
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    I can click my knees.

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    QI admitted that most of it's "facts" are made up, 70% of them actually.
    But still entertaining

    Anyway, clicking joints leads to being hypermobile, or hypermobility.
    This is when your limbs/ligaments can stretch further than usual, usually due to wear as a result from clicking.
    This leads to arthritis.
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    pretty much every time I walk, my right ankle clicks.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    I can click my knees.

    Me too - it's quite annoying tbh

    I can also click my wrists
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    (Original post by dabest2500)
    QI admitted that most of it's "facts" are made up, 70% of them actually.
    But still entertaining

    Anyway, clicking joints leads to being hypermobile, or hypermobility.
    This is when your limbs/ligaments can stretch further than usual, usually due to wear as a result from clicking.
    This leads to arthritis.
    Source for QI making things up?
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    my jaw clicks whenever I open my mouth wide :eek:
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    my right wrist clicks if i move it at all, always has done, its becoming quite uncomfortable but the doctor has said its not harmful in anyway. its just one of those things.
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    (Original post by mahaneap)
    Source for QI making things up?
    None at all, just my friend telling me this :lol:
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    Ahh it's about limbs, I wasn't sure what you were talking about
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    It's just the release of Carbon Dioxide so is harmless. If your joints click and they hurt then you should get it checked out.
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    I have a friend who clicks her neck by quickly pushing it to each side and it makes me cringe! But I can't complain cus I do my fingers like her so... :/
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    My chest clicks :yep:
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    (Original post by dabest2500)
    QI admitted that most of it's "facts" are made up, 70% of them actually.
    But still entertaining
    No! :eek: Refuse to believe! Stephen Fry would not lie to us! :mad:
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    pretty much every time I walk, my right ankle clicks.
    I think it's just one of those things...like maybe they seize up. Cos whenever I kneel down and back up my knees click
 
 
 
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