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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/18

Bones

Hi There
When I get up in the morning and stretch it sounds like ever bone in my body is clicking. Throughout the day my neck often clicks. Is this unhealthy? And what about cracking knuckles?

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Dear A
You probably have some wear and tear changes in the neck vertebrae which causes little bony growths called osteophytes (not dangerous) and this can cause the clicking noise in the neck. Cracking your knuckles is not good and can also cause early osteo-arthritis in the fingers.

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