What Can You Do About Noisy Joints?
As I said, most cracking, snapping and popping is harmless.
And as I also like to say, “Motion is Lotion for the joints.” So only move the joints you want to keep.
The more you move, the more your joints will lubricate themselves to diminish crackling.
Longitudinal studies have debunked any fears of arthritis developing from crackling joints (including cracking your knuckles), so you can put those fears to rest. But that crackling may be telling you that you need to move more.
For example… if knees are ‘creaky', consider Air Squats or Side Lunges.
If your hips are always popping, try a piriformis stretch, hip-flexor, hamstring and adductor stretch.
For snapping shoulders, incorporate windmill movements, arm swings and side bending with arms outstretched.