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My joints crack all the time—eek!

Got the occasional snap, crackle, pop when ya walk? The knuckles, knees, ankles, back and neck are fluid-filled. When you move, the joint stretches and gas is released creating a sound. A noise that’s more of a snap than a crack may be a tendon that’s moved out of place and is returning to its position. Is it painful? Then see a doc, says Dr. Edward G. McFarland, director, Adult Orthopaedics Division, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore. No pain, no worry.

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8/1/2008 11:24:00 PM
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