Tendons could be moving over raised areas on the surface of your bones, so that as the tendon pings back it clicks. Generally this is not a problem, but it can sometimes be due to slightly misaligned joints due to swelling. Exercise, injury and stress are big factors here, as our posture and how we move can adjust our alignment. An Osteopath can gently help adjust things back, without cracking and forcing joints. The less is more approach is far better.
Gas can naturally gather in your joints, and as the joint is flexed, the gas can pop out, like bursting a balloon. People who crack their knuckles, toes, neck etc are forcing the gas out manually. Simple stretches can help and a conservative approach is far better than forcibly cracking joints. People who crack their joints can overstretch ligaments, which in turn can lead to arthritis. The joints can literally fall out of position! Again an Cranio-osteopath can help you learn simple exercises for a lifetime of joint protection.
Telephone Martin File, our resident Osteopath in Faversham, Kent to book a consultation, plan now to protect your joint future.