Why do my ankles click?

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Offline Banacek

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Why do my ankles click?
« on: 05/08/2008 12:59:06 »
Colin Dewynter asked the Naked Scientists:

Hello,

I have a question regarding my extremely loud clicking ankles that are so loud they wake up my girlfriend!  Why do they click?

Many thanks

What do you think?

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Why do my ankles click?
« Reply #1 on: 05/08/2008 14:17:37 »
I'd imagine it is the ligaments moving across your ankles. Try doing some regular stretches

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Why do my ankles click?
« Reply #2 on: 07/08/2008 09:25:48 »
When does it happen Colin, and what sorts of movements make it happen?
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Why do my ankles click?
« Reply #3 on: 07/08/2008 20:00:18 »
Hi,

I'm 34 and it's been happening for 20 years.  They click when I walk, especially upstairs and I have to click them myself when lying/sitting down to relieve what feels like a pressure building up every few minutes.  It doesn't hurt and gives me some relief for a few minutes. 

I really want to know if this is going to cause me long term damage?

thanks