Clicking Joints Could Lead to Tendinitis; Chiropractic May Help

Clicking Joints Could Lead to Tendinitis; Chiropractic May Help

Person suffering from tendonitis in elbow

If you’re experiencing unusual sounds coming from joints in your legs, arms, shoulders, or neck, you may be wondering if there are any underlying health concerns causing your symptoms. While most joint cracking is a natural and perfectly healthy response to motion, in some cases it can also be a sign of potential degradation within the joint. Knowing when to be concerned can come down to a chiropractic evaluation.

Clicking sounds may be an early warning sign that you’re suffering from tendinitis, a painful inflammation of the fiber connecting your muscles and bones. Understanding how and when to treat unusual joint sensations or sounds is an important way you can reduce your long-term symptoms and live a pain-free lifestyle. It starts by visiting Posture Works in San Francisco, CA or Denver, CO.

Types of joint noises

Joints make a range of sounds depending on a wide variety of factors. The most common sound associated with joints is ‘cracking,’ which is caused by pressure changes in the gasses filling your body’s synovial joints. These pressure changes in synovial fluids and ‘cracks’ are totally normal, and are not indicative of any health concerns.

Other sounds, however, may be warning signs. Ripping or tearing sounds are often caused by scar tissue being reopened or damaged. If you hear a ripping or tearing noise, you should consult with a qualified chiropractic specialist, especially if the sound is accompanied by a painful sensation. In some cases, tearing scar tissue can sound like a ripple or subtle crackle – similar to the sound of fabric being stretched.

Clicking noises at the joints are often indications that connective tissues are out of alignment. If these connective tissues (tendons) are improperly aligned or attached, it could lead to a painful condition known as tendinitis. This uncomfortable disorder causes a tremendous amount of pain, and can substantially reduce your range of motion over time.

If you are concerned about any sounds or sensations coming from your joints, you should consult with a qualified chiropractic specialist as soon as possible. It’s better to know if there’s something going on beyond simple synovial fluid pressure changes.

Treating tendinitis

If you are suffering from tendinitis, you should seek qualified chiropractic care as soon as possible. If left untreated, tendinitis can become an even more troubling condition resulting in permanent loss of motion, frequent pain flare-ups, or sensitivity around joints. It may even necessitate surgery in certain circumstances.

The primary way to treat tendinitis is to rest your tendon. Allowing your body to naturally heal the affected connective tissue is the best way to restore your full range of motion and reduce any pain that you may be experiencing.

Secondly, obtaining regular chiropractic adjustments is an important way to stimulate your muscles, nerves, and ligaments. Tendinitis is a chronic condition, meaning you should establish a long-term treatment plan with your chiropractor. Correcting misalignments influencing tendonitis can prevent flare-ups and inflammation.

Pay attention to joint noise and discomfort

Posture Works offers chiropractic evaluation to patients in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO who are concerned about joint noises or discomfort following an unfamiliar noise. Using a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) approach, we strive to thoroughly evaluate any potential areas of developing tendonitis, caused by posture issues or spinal misalignments.

If you believe you’re suffering from tendinitis, or if you are experiencing unusual sensations or sounds in your joints, contact us today for a free consultation.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.