Rattling In The Joints When Moved?
Hello, I’m Natasya, 17 years old, I want to ask, it’s been 2 years on my elbows and on my knees I always sound when I feel bored, and there is no pain (except when I am constantly being trapped inadvertently ache) if it’s a ligament I am experiencing a bluff or my bones are dislocated? And is there a cure? And what exercise can help to reduce these sounds on my elbows and knees? Thank you
Hello Natasya Kurniawan,
Rattling in the joints when moved is called crepitus / crepitus. Some hypothetical crepitus in the joints can be caused by the release of nitrogen bubbles in the joint fluid (such as if you deliberately move the neck or bend to the hands), sudden stretching of the ligaments, interruption of the gap between joints so that there is friction between 2 bones. The condition of joint crepitus experienced by patients with arthritis (inflammation of the joints) or in ligament injuries.
Dislocation is the displacement of a bone's position from its normal position in the joint. Usually occurs due to a trauma. Dislocations are characterized by deformity (one side of the body is not the same as another, deformation becomes abnormal), swelling in the affected area, bone bulges appear, pain is very severe, the joints can not be moved. So crepitation is not necessarily due to dislocation. To make a diagnosis of the cause of crepitus, you should check directly with an orthopedic specialist. Some investigations may be needed such as X-rays, arthroscopy, MRI.
To reduce the symptoms of joint crepitus, you can do sports like swimming, yoga. Don't forget to warm up before exercising. Maintain ideal body weight, excess weight can increase the burden on the joints. Handling using a supporter (such as an elastic band attached to the joint) and administering medications to reduce inflammation and pain are given according to the patient's needs. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.