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Joint cracking is a common symptom which does not usually cause any pain
to the individual.
The causes of clicking and cracking joints has been debated but unfortunately there has been no specific reason that
has been agreed upon till today. That being said, if a joint is stiff, painful and clicks then a
medical opinion is advised.
Our senior physiotherapists are
experienced at assessing joint integrity. Please contact us for a physiotherapy appointment.
Causes of Joint Clicking
There are several theories as to why joints click.
Some of the most common causes include:
- Gasses escaping from the synovial fluid within the joint
- Ligaments and tendons ‘snapping’ back into place
- Arthritic changes and injuries to the joint
The first two causes should not be painful, but if the clicking is accompanied by pain please contact us for an expert assessment.
Physiotherapy and Joint Clicking
Physiotherapists are qualified health care professionals who are
experienced at assessing joints of the human body.
If pain, discomfort,
swelling or heat is experience with clicking joints then an assessment
would be of benefit. This can help provide a reason to where the pain is
coming from and rule out / prevent any injury which potentially could
Our senior physiotherapists have a great amount of
experience and knowledge enabling them to provide a high quality
What Physiotherapy Treatments can be expected for Joint Clicking?
Depending upon the cause of the clicking found within the joint will
depend upon the treatments received. If cause if due to arthritis or an
injury within the joint the treatments will be aimed at decreasing the
pain, optimising healing and improving joint integrity. Some of the
following treatments may be used:
These treatments will only be used upon the Physiotherapist’s clinical judgement from the initial assessment.
Joint clicking can be a normal with no worrying cause, but once pain and
discomfort is experienced then a professional opinion should be sought.
Our senior physiotherapists are carefully selected and experienced health care professionals that
can provide a high quality service, assessing and providing an
individually tailored therapy programme.
Please contact us to arrange an appointment.
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