Over time, such a seemingly harmless phenomenon as a crunch in the joints can develop into serious diseases.
The movements of healthy joints are silent, you should not feel them. Crunching is not an accident. Its most harmless reason is the structural features of the joint, due to which there is a violation of biomechanics. For example, improper ligament placement, which can lead to defects in cartilage tissue.
Keep in mind that a systematic crunch is a clear sign of imperfect connective tissue, lack of joint "lubrication" and a predisposition to the development of arthrosis.
If a crunch occurs literally with every movement of the problem joint, is accompanied by painful sensations or restricts mobility, you need to contact an orthopedist, because the cause may be a serious illness.
Arthrosis is a group of diseases in which the tissues of the joints do not receive the necessary nutrition, which leads to their inflammation and deformation. In this case, the joints not only crunch, but also hurt. The risk group includes women during menopause.
Tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon tissue) or bursitis (inflammation of the joint capsule), in addition to crunching, causes redness and swelling.
Cracking in the joints could have been preceded by trauma, for example, during sports.
In each of these cases, a delay in visiting a doctor can lead to the development of serious complications. During the appointment, the orthopedic traumatologist will conduct a detailed examination, determine the localization, cause and depth of the violations. Treatment in this case directly depends on the cause of the crunch.
Nutrition for Joint Health
- Give up smoked meats, fatty and fried.
- Give preference to boiled, stewed and baked dishes.
- Add fresh vegetables and fruits, honey and nuts, cereals and dairy products to your diet. The diet should contain lean meat, poultry and fish.
- Jellied meat is very useful for strengthening the connective tissue.
- Drink ginger tea - its beneficial properties extend to the joints.