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What does it mean if your joints hurt when you crack them?

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If it hurts when you crack a joint, there could be something wrong with the structure of the joint, such as loose cartilage or injured ligaments. Some people with arthritis, bursitis, or tendinitis notice "cracking" sounds due to the snapping of irregular, swollen tissues.

Joint Cracking from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

Joint Cracking from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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