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06-09-2007, 10:00 PM
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around each joint is synovial fluid that lubricates and nurishes the tissues, cartilage and such. Many things float around in the fluid including gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. The popping is a result of motions that compress these areas, causing the gases to be released. It may be wierd but not harmful at all.

For other joints its simply tendons and/or ligaments returning to a normal position such as when you stand up and the knees pop. Some problems can arise such as IT Syndrome seen by many runners. An uneven suface and constant movement over a boney protrusion at the hip or knee can bring on a lot of problems. This isnt as light an issue as say cracking your knuckles but if its not a constant event in the joint I wouldnt worry about it. If pain, stiffness or abnormal action by the joint is evident you should get it checked out.

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