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Crackling joints?

I am a 16 year old that has been diognosed with fibromyalgia, and find that my ankels crackle. Not pop, crackle. Now I find my hips and wrist are starting to do it too. It seems located with my pain centers. Is this normal? Does anyone else have this problem?
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Hello and welcome,
This is common with FM and I believe what your describing is called crepitus. It's fairly harmless. Sometimes it can be caused by arthritis in the joints- other times it's just caused by cartilage rubbing on bones or other tissues. I wouldn't worry too much about it. I have it really bad and have had it for years. It's just something you learn to live with I guess. Heat helps the pain when the joints are swollen. You may want to try placing a heating pack on your ankles or your hips when they get crackly and painful.
-Dusty
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What you describe can be a symptom commonly seen with Lyme disease as well.  You may want to have this evaluated.  Fibro is not commonly found in teenagers.  But it can happen.
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It always happens when I flex my foot. and it is every time. Is this still the same?
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Thanks. I will ask my doctor about it.
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I have this problem too ... I've never looked into it, but I think it's something you just have to live with, suckily enough :/ It can get really annoying though. It's almost like your joints are never stretched out enough or something ... as if fibro symptoms couldn't get any stranger ... hahaha

I've tried the heating packs and I don't know if it helps all that much, but the heat sure feels good! :D
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Thanks, I know right. What is up with all the weirdness of Fibro?
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My knees have always crackled (I can remember vividly being in the gym in elementary school and creeping my friends out with the noise). I've used heat as well and like previous poster, it doesn't relieve any pain - but it does feel good anyway.
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