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Knees cracking - why

Cathyb

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Please don't laugh :ignore: -- every time I get up from a sofa, chair, etc., both knees make a cracking sound. Any ideas on why this is happening - it is embarrassing! :eek:

BTW I am 71 years old (almost) :bawl: and female. Open to any ideas!
 

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Knees

That nice sound you hear is the lack of cushioning cartilage in your knees better known as arthiritis. Try a good suppliment with Glucosomein. 2 weeks on it cleared mine up. It's not a cure, but it does help. If stop yaking it the condition will return after a while. For what it's worth I was told I should have had a Knee replacement 10 years ago. I've been taking Linimax from Watkins that has glucosomein in it and have been pain and noise free for over 10 years!:banana:
 

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The "cracking" is caused by synovial fluid. Google it. It's the equivalent of cracking your knuckles.

I also have arthritis, but no need for replacement. (The success record is poor, anyway). I take glucosamine with chondriton every day. It may take several weeks, and the benefit is gradual. If you stop taking it, the pains return and you have to build it up again.

The usu dose is 1500/1200 3x/day. It's expensive, but you can almost always find a 2-fer. For some reason, I prefer Osteo-BiFlex. You can get extra strength tablets that you only need to take once or twice a day.
 

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My knees and ankles having been cracking like this ever since I was a kid. They crack almost daily when I bend them (and I'm 51). It is not arthritis. I remember it happening when I was 12 and taking ballet lessons.
 

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I've been taking Glucosamin (sp?) for about 5 years now. It helped a knuckle arthritic ache but it sure isn't helping the knees!
 

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My ankles crack and have for years and years. It isn't arthritis--at least not in my case.

Do you remember the Rodgers and Hammerstein Cinderella musical? In it one of the step-sister's knees crack. Her mother tells her to put unicorn oil on it. For some reason I remember that. I don't remember what someone told me 5 minutes ago, but I remember the unicorn oil. Go figure. I worry more about my memory problems than my snappy ankles.
 

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Does anyone know if there is a difference between Glucosamine HCL and Glucosamine Sulfate? I heard a man advertising that Sulfate works better than HCL. Debby
 

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The Difference

The both are chemical compounds similiar, but not the same. Yes one is suppose to work better than the other. The claims out there are almost as bad as the TS industry. They are hard to sort out and full of snake oil salesmen.:shrug:
 

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Be careful with Glucosamine if you have a family history of diabetes. It is a form of sugar and can trigger the onset of type 2 diabetes if taken on a regular basis by someone with a propensity to develop diabetes.
 

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My knees have been cracking since I was 12. I remember being mortified at my locker when bending to get books and my knees would crack.

I haven't taken glucosamine, but I did give it to my dog who was on Rimadyl too. Together they helped her a lot. Neither by itself did the whole job.

Sue
 

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My knee started to make "snap, crackle, pop" sounds in late July. I mentioned it to the Dr. and he said ignore it unless there is pain. The pain started, and after an MRI, I will be having arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus later this month.
Sounds are OK, pain is not.
 

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My knees and ankles have been cracking since I was a kid and it had nothing to do with arthritis. When I would bend down to my locker, my knees would crack every time. When I walk up the stairs, you can hear my ankles cracking with each step.
 
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