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what is popping or snapping sound from joint

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Pop it: If your joints pop and crack, you’re not alone. In fact, most people experience this phenomenon — especially in their fingers and knees. Usually joint ... Read More
Dr. Ayaz Samadani
57 years experience General Practice
Popping joint: Popping popping joints have no definite reason. At this age it may be advisable to do exercises to strengthen muscles around the joint

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Joint issues: You need to find out the cause, which may be mechanical or arthritic in nature, or both. Please start w/a visit to your doctor. He/she may refer you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
You should: See a specialist. This does not sound like it will get better on its own. You also need a definitive diagnosis and to figure out if this is one or mor ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
TMD: Avoid eating hard foods; apply moist heat to outside of face just in front of ears; if you can take some Aleve or Ibuprofen; try to reduce stress in y ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Need evaluation: It could be tendon or labrum or maybe something esle. You need an evaluation, imaging and may need to see a shouder sepcialist
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Severe OA: This, is typical of severe degenerative changes to your knee. Please see an orthopoedist or PMR doc for a full eval. There are many treatments which c ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Which docs?: You don't say what kinds of docs you have seen. If you have not seen a rheumatologist, I would suggest that you do. If you have seen one, and are no ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Popping,pain: Possible causes are tendinitis(inflammation of a tendon), tendinosis(chronic injury and degeneration of tendon), arthritis, rotator cuff pathology. An ... Read More
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