Crepitus is more common as you get older, although you can experience it at any age.
Your joints can crack or pop from time to time so, in most cases, it’s nothing to be worried about. However, if you have pain or discomfort as well, it could be a sign that you have an underlying medical condition.
There are many causes including:
Crepitus is a symptom of these common conditions:
In most cases, you won’t need to have treatment for crepitus. However, if you have other symptoms that are affecting your everyday life, your doctor might recommend: