Causes of Joint Clicking
There are several theories as to why joints click. Some of the most common causes include:
- Gasses escaping from the synovial fluid within the joint.
- Ligaments and tendons ‘snapping’ back into place.
- Arthritic changes and injuries to the joint.
Physiotherapy and Joint Clicking
Physiotherapists are qualified health care professionals who are experienced at assessing joints of the human body. If pain, discomfort, swelling or heat is experience with clicking joints then an assessment would be of benefit. This can help provide a reason to where the pain is coming from and rule out / prevent any injury which potentially could deteriorate. The Physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk have a great amount of experience and knowledge enabling them to provide a high quality service.
What Physiotherapy Treatments can be expected for Joint Clicking?
Depending upon the cause of the clicking found within the joint will depend upon the treatments received. If cause if due to arthritis or an injury within the joint the treatments will be aimed at decreasing the pain, optimising healing and improving joint integrity. Some of the following treatments may be used:
- Range of movement exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Self management strategies
- Proprioceptive exercises
Joint clicking can be a normal with no worrying cause, but once pain and discomfort is experienced then a professional opinion should be sought. The Physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk are experienced professionals that can provide a high quality service, assessing and providing an individually tailored therapy programme. Please contact us or call 0330 088 7800 to arrange an appointment.