Cracking bone sound in elbow?

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  1. PM_

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    Has anybody else experienced a cracking sound and some pain when you try and extend your arm out?
    Sometimes, I'll just be sitting around and when I try to extend my arm, I'll feel some pain and it takes a bit of work to finally get it straight, but not before the elbow starts cracking and hurting.
     
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  2. GrahamIsSuper

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    I have the same problem in my arms...Ive had dottores attribute it to tendonitus, but that could be wrong. It's really a pain in the....elbow.
     
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  3. PM_

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    You say "arms": is that b/c you use a 2-hand backhand or something else?
    How long have you had this pain?
     
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  4. TENNIS2

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    Cracking sounds in joints is of mechanical origin, not necessarily a mechnical "problems" (ex: cracking your finger joints). However cracking sounds should not be associated with pain, instability, or any concerning symptoms. If it does not go away or limits your activities then you should seek care from a healthcare provider.
     
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  5. Mr.Federer

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    If your really not sure go see a doctor.
     
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  6. ssuHeartsRivald

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    I did. light injury in my right arm. when i make straight my arm there's a 'looks hear click' im my deep upper arm, feel pain but not really in muscular spot. med.specialist said that a sprained nerve consequence by not far enough streching before games. stuff was aggravated if you forced to keep play. better you check.
     
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  7. Ronaldo

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  8. M0rgan77

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    Hmmm. I don't think a cracking sound anywhere in your body is generally a good thing. You might want to see a doctor or chiropractor about that.
     
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  9. Klippy

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    I know someone that has like a chipped bone in the elbow due to tennis (i think). Morgan's right, you should go see a doctor/chiropractor.
     
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  10. MoyaNadalMaxLopezO3Prince

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    I think me and you have the same thing man. I am now having problems and I am only 14. I want to make it as a pro and I'm going to see a doctor soon.I am having problems fully extending my arm and I'm going through a lot of pain. I know this sounds kinda weird, but me and you are both using M FILS. I just started using the 300 4 months ago and I don't remember having pain before then. Unfourtunately I am in a sponsorship and I cannot get rid of it.I think it maybe the racket's fault, but that is just an assumption. Thanks


    Max
     
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  11. armand

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    I have absolutely no trouble or pain playing tennis. But when I try to shoot and extend my arm in basketball, there could be great pain. I have to warm my elbow up by taking 50 free throws. And sometimes, when I'm trying to lift something or just bend my elbow, it feels like my elbow joint is somehow doing something unnatural and if I try to bend further, it feels like it would break.
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    Get an x-ray
     
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  13. BabolatFan

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    I also have a clicking elbow but painfree. When I extend my elbow overhead it clicks. It's been like this for a few days. Maybe it's an overuse syndrome? I'm hoping it's gone in a day or so.
     
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  14. coachrick

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    In the days when I played 20+ hours per week, I had a similar circumstance diagnosed as a synovial 'tag'--that is--a portion of the synovial sac that contains the synovial fluid would lodge itself in my elbow joint so that I could feel the resistance to extension and could force my arm straight, sometimes with mild discomfort or I could bend my arm and 'reposition' it so the tag would not interfere with the movement of my elbow. Long sentence--short message: don't force the extension any more than necessary...if you experience the problem while hitting serves or overheads, time to see a doctor. If it occurs infrequently, no worries. Ice and NSAIDS could also help. I would guess that this happens no more than a couple of times a year since I don't abuse my elbow like I did in my playing days. Take care of your body--it won't get any younger!
     
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  15. esrb

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    Take some glucosamine/chodroinine pills. Ask a doctor.
     
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  16. BabolatFan

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    Yeah I think I overloaded my elbow when I played some matches a week ago. Fortunately it's totally painfree. It's improving with icy/hot sleeve applications.
     
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