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    I'm 28 and was in reasonably good shape before I started Kenpo, all of a sudden my knees and elbow joints are starting to pop at pretty regular intervals. what I want to know does this happen to alot of people *you*? should I see a docter?






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    Default Re: joints popping

    I am 20 yrs old and experience the same thing. I make people nervous when they practice joint locks on me because my joints pop so much, so I understand what you are going through. As for normal, how long has it been going on? As for seeing a doctor, well if it hurts then definately go see a doctor, if it doesn't I wouldn't worry about it too much, just bring it up at your next physical.

    If you are concerned about joint health you may consider taking glucosamine.

    Here is a thread on Martial Talk all about it.

    http://martialtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19210

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    As with any physical activity, consulting a doctor before beginning is always encouraged.
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    wait until you are in your 40's..... everything pops.... I agree see a doctor before it leads into long term effects.. I should know.

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    My chiropractor does me wonders. He says any MA should get themselves adjusted regularly because we throw ourselves out of alignment so much
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    It's only been a month and a half since I started popping =) no it doesn't hurt and thank youse guys for the feed back.

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    Default Re: joints popping

    A chiropractor is not necessarily a bad idea, especially if you are doing a lot of falling. I am leary of being adjusted regularly for fear of having the edges of the bones worn down. I would consult with a Doctor about the use of glucosomine for joint popping though. I have a friend that swear by it. He uses the Wal-Mart brand that also has a calcium supplement.
    Just because you do something one way, does not mean that everyone else does it that way, or that it is even the correct way.

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    I use a chiropractor after working out heavy or when I've been doing a lot of groundwork. It seems to help only for a short period.

    I tried using Glucosomine for a short time but I never noticed any difference in my joint popping or knee problems. My former Instructor swore by the stuff and recommended I try using it again but for a longer stretch. I did feel some difference but I couldn't tell if it was because of the pills or the change in diet, exercise, etc.

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    I've experienced my share of wear and tear on my joints associated with the years I've spent in Hapkido. Personally, though gcl-mine has served me well, I also take a regular supplement of MSM. Helps with the arthritic pain I experience in my hands and hips. Didn't know when I started I'd be dealing with this as I bump up against 50.

    Then again, for me if it ain't popping, it probably ain't working!

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    Awww nothing that some good crab legs won't cure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoldenOne
    Awww nothing that some good crab legs won't cure!
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