Bodywide cracking

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Hi all,

I'm very concerned, I've had bodywide cracking of my joints which has gotten progressively worse over the last couple of years. My physio wanted me to be tested for RA. I had some tests done although they missed out RF for some reason and instead looked for inflammatory markers - negative.

My wrists, elbows, knees and ankles seem to be the worst offenders. There is also sometimes pain assosciated with the cracking too, which is what got me worried. Often there will be a sense of tightness and uncomfort in the joint, then this loud cracking will solve that issue.

Every time I do a press up, my elbow and shoulder clicks, every single time.

If I crack my knee like a normal person would which pops the nitrogen bubbles etc, I can do it again within 1-2 minutes of the intial pop, whereas  I read a normal person would have to wait 20 minutes atleast.

I'd really like to find an answer and wondered if anyone had similar issues and got to the bottom of it? Im trying to progress in life but I can't as I'm worried I'm falling apart. I'm only 24.

Many thanks for any help.

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    Forgot to add also, that over the last month or two, my hip has started to snap which is sometimes uncomfortable but have noticed the noise/sensation becoming louder.
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    what has your doctor suggested? 

    You need to get this investigated. Often we worry about things unneccesarily when a trip to the doctor and a few tests will give us the answer. 

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      Thank you for your reply. I just had the blood test and that's all. I'm seeing a phyaio tonight so hope to have more answers.

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      I would go see a specialist, they are way better than a physio and will take a X-ray which will tell a lot more. My surgeon can tell me exactly where the bone is grating. I thought it was one place but his feel is so good he detected two. My physio can't do that. 

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