What other symptoms are present? I understand your concern regarding your symptoms. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and it causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in the joints. if there is no pain associated with the joint cracks or pops, this may be caused by the soft tissue in a joint. Knee popping may also occur if the patella is slightly out of alignment, and rubs on the adjacent tissues. Other causes of joint noise is the snapping of tendons or scar tissue over a prominence, or cavitation. Cavitation occurs in synovial joints when a small vacuum forms in the synovial fluid and a rapid release produces a sharp popping or cracking sound.If it persists or other symptoms are present, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and do keep us posted.
Thanks Dr. Santos. There is no pain at all. The tendons in both of my ankles pop VERY loudly as I walk and they have since I was a little boy.