One of my bosses used to get so irritated because my ankles pop when I walk. :/ I have a lot of popping and cracking in all of my joints, but my ankles get the loudest.
I think that is normal for us. I have horrible arthritis and spurs in my hips and feet. I pop like Rice Crispies sometimes, and other times I don't. My doctor says the more noise I make the more immunosupression I need. In my own research, there is nothing consistent....it just says that when arthritis is present, the grinding of the joint will cause popping....
my neck pops alot but i had a fushion and now theres spurs and arthritis
good luck with that! please be cautious though and keep your rheumy in the loop. Probably should still get frequent labs/urine to make sure not deteriorating after off the meds. I would like to lose some of the meds, too but not at risk of further organ damage. Everyone's situations are different. I also find chiro adjustments extremely helpful...have far less neck, back, hip pain when see him a couple times a week. It is just difficult to get there. good luck Lisa! keep us posted