For the past few years I've been experiencing constant cracking of my hip. It's only one joint that does it but it happens frequently, several times a day. I do experience restless legs quite a bit and was thinking perhaps it has to do with that. Both of these things have not bothered me enough to seek medical help, but I am quite curious as to what might be causing the cracking. I should note that it's not painful, only embarassing in a silly way because it's quite loud. Any ideas? Thanks.
Well, it might be a tendon rubbing against the bone. The tendon a the strong, dense piece of muscle fibre that attaches the muscle to the bone. Or perhaps it's the cartilage between the femur bone and the hip socket that's popping. In either case, a visit to the orthopedist and a request for an MRI, which should help show any soft tissue damage in the joint. Let us know how it goes!
Hi, Does anyone knows ways in which the cracking can be diminished? I am a dancer and my left hip is always cracking every time I lift my leg forward and put it down. If anyone knows any way to diminish this horrible cracking please let me know, I will really appreciatte it.
I have the same probkem! I too dance and my left hip cracks constantly. Its not painful but sometimes it feels locked like i need to open and crack it. It started months ago and i wasnt doing anything different. I would also lobe to know how to get rid of this ..
the same thing happens to me, in taekwondo we do stretching exercises where you lift up your leg and mine pops then. My flexibility is at a point where i am in the splits or something and my body physically can not go any further, yet there is no stretch or tension in my muscles. I hear that it can be due to loose joints caused by overstretching..