Pop­ping Knees?

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASH -

Those pops and clicks you hear com­ing from your knees may be the sound of arthri­tis be­gin­ning to take hold. In a new study, peo­ple aged be­tween 45 to 79, who ex­pe­ri­enced fre­quent joint noises, called crepi­tus, were more likely to de­velop knee os­teoarthri­tis symp­toms within a year. The re­searchers sug­gest that fre­quent com­plaints of knee grat­ing, crack­ing, or pop­ping might war­rant an X-ray even if there’s no pain. How­ever, it’s also nor­mal to hear oc­ca­sional knee joint sounds that aren’t signs of arthri­tis. Ac­tiv­i­ties like cy­cling or swim­ming can strengthen the mus­cles around the knee to help sta­bi­lize the joint.

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