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Should I worry about clicking joints? By Marathon Physio Lucy Macdonald


Do I need to worry about clicking joints?

If clicking joints are not painful then no. Some people are worried that it is the early signs of arthritis or that it is the bones bashing against each other. Research has shown that clicking joints, in the absence of pain, are not a symptom of current damage and are also not an indicator for future damage. In other words, clicking joints do not mean you have more chance of arthritis or any other joint pain in future.


What are the causes of clicking joints?

If you would like to know more about the different causes of clicking joint then please go to octopusclinic.com and read Lucy’s article called ‘Click, clunk, grind! What does it mean when joints talk?’


What if I have other symptoms?

If you have any pain, discomfort or other symptoms like pins and needles, weakness or numbness then you should get an experienced physiotherapist to assess you, please get in touch with Lucy and her team. 


More marathon physio advice 

Follow @octopusclinic on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and/or Lucy Macdonald on YouTube to access our latest free videos on marathon training and injury prevention. If you would like our marathon handbook and are running for charity please contact Lucy Macdonald directly on lucymacdonaldphysio@hotmail.co.uk or if you would like to get the video course Your Marathon: Your Physio please click on the link. 

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