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Old 07-07-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
Michael Mumphrey
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For about a year or so I've been fairly active, played soccer and did running every so often. Since I've started actually working out and doing crossfit every now and again, I've noticed that all of my joints tend to pop when I'm doing exercises. When I do squats, my knees pop. When I do pushups, my elbows pop. When I do shoulder presses, my shoulders pop. Even when I do situps, my lower back pops (feels like it is where my spine meets my pelvis). It never hurts when it pops, but I get the feeling this can't be good for my joints. Also, this doesn't happen every time I work out, its about 50/50 on and off. Could the problem be form? Or possibly a problem with the joints themselves? I'm not really sure if there are any exercises I could do to maybe strengthen the joints or something to get them stop. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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If it pops and does not have pain attached, not really a problem.

Popping is just the sound of the fluid in the joint caused by opening the joint up and having it go back to it's normal position. Generally caused by movement ( exercise ). However, if you did nothing before, were inactive...there would be very little reason it would pop and more than likely could have a lot of inflexibility or compression.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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There is a product at GNC called Triflex. It works wonders for your joints because it lubricates and rebuilds cartilage. You don't have to buy this particular product, but it's what I use. The main thing is that whatever brand you use, make sure it has these 3 ingredients:

1) Glucosamine
2) Chondroitin
3) MSM

It's these 3 things that work together to help your joints. I started taking this stuff over 3 months ago and I have noticed remarkable improvements with my shoulder/knee pain.
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