Do I need to worry about clicking joints?
Although the sound may be disconcerting, there doesn’t seem to be evidence to show a link between clicky joints and arthritis. A 2001 study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found habitual knuckle cracking “does not seem to be a risk factor for hand osteoarthritis”4.
When is joint cracking a problem?
You may notice that your joints crack more as you get older, this is because the cartilage between your joints wears down over time, leaving a bigger and rougher surface area to rub together.5 This in itself isn’t a problem, however if you start to notice pain when your joints crack or click, you should speak to your doctor. Pain, stiffness and swelling in your joints can be a sign of arthritis.5, 6
Flarin 200mg soft capsules. Contains ibuprofen. Relief from rheumatic or muscular pain, also for the relief of pain of non-serious arthritic conditions (caused by swelling, stiffness and inflammation of joints), joint pain, back pain. Always read the label.