Few of my joints are popping. How to make it go away?

Q. Few of my joints are popping. How to make it go away?

Answered by
Sreenivasa Rao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 19, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jun 26, 2023

Hello doctor,

A few months ago, I was not thinking and I hit a door with my hand and it has been a few months since then. I got tests and an MRI done on it and came back fine, just a mild motion artifact they could find, and I do not know what that means. The elbow popping will not go away and my wrists pop sometimes too. I have fallen off my bed and rolled on my ankle and heard a loud crack. that was a few months ago too. My legs pop now as well. I used to weight a lot and lift weights. So, I was pretty buff. I have lost a lot of weight since then. The tests say I have not broken anything but my doctor was talking to a physiotherapist on a TV and he recommended me a 0.1 milligram dose of Risperidone. Would that help with my issues? Also, my mom did have schizophrenia. I am adopted, so I do not live with her anymore. Do you think this is a good idea? I would like your opinion.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your concern. The issue what you are narrating could be due to poor movement control in the joint. Do not worry. I presume that you do not have much of pain and any other issue except popping.

I would suggest:

  1. Do strengthening for your upper body and stability exercises to restore the muscle balance.
  2. Do stretch those tight muscles around the joint, especially around the elbow - triceps and wrist flexors.
  3. Along with this keep icing your joint.

You are talking about motion artifact in your MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not worry about that. It is actually hyper-intensified signals of blood flow that can create an imageon the film. You do not have to worry about that.

As I told you earlier, if you do regular stretching and strengthening of your upper and lower body, you will be alright. Along with a bit of stability and proprioceptive and balance exercises. Get in touch with me in case if you need any more help in this regard.

For more information consult a physiotherapist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/physiotherapist

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