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  • Writer's pictureStefan Cvijetan

Cracking & popping are not the indicators you think ๐Ÿค”

Things crackling, popping or clanging ๐Ÿ˜…

Many would say the sounds of the creeky body is "air" ๐ŸŒฌ entering into soft tissues. Leading to ๐Ÿ’ฆ tiny bubbles in the synovial fluid ๐Ÿฆด

Also know as "joint fluid" synovial fluid is a thick liquid found in the cavities of our joints. It's job ๐Ÿ“œ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“ is to reduce friction โšก๏ธ in the joint!

When we bend, sit, get up โฌ†๏ธ and move these "bubbles" ๐Ÿ’ฆ can burst making the sound we think as a pop, Snapple or crack. Don't be alarmed. ๐Ÿšจ โฐ

HOWEVER! ๐Ÿ›‘ โœ‹ there can be an underlying problem! Example scar tissue, tears or tendons moving over a protruding ๐Ÿฆด bone.

Signs such as ๐Ÿชง pain and swelling can be a more ๐Ÿง serious concern requiring attention.

Perhaps cartilage has softened or worn away, losing its smoothness ๐Ÿ˜‰ from overuse, injury or something else changing load ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Now you can take anti inflammation poppers, you can follow ๐ŸŒพ rice methods (look it up) or you can visit us for non invasive manual therapy.

Where we do not elicit pain and can help ease things into the position they need be. If red or swollen seek some guided attention first from a pro.

It's more above manipulating soft tissues over hard tissues as they yield and control its motion and static appearance. Not forcing the hard tissue in hope of lasting change to that such in fact elicits force.

Ask us for more!

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