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what should i do if my ankle cracks a lot

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
No: Cracking is usually not associated with arthritis.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No: If happened with motion not unusual. See a doctor for evaluation.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Your condition could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly radiology exams such as an x-ray or an ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
At your age zero: Cracking of the joints in the morning or after rest is quite normal unless it is associated with pain , swelling or dysfunction (like locking of the j ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience Podiatry
Needs evaluation: Cracking or popping can be nothing more than a tendon moving over a prominence. Sprains are notorious for taking a very long time to heal. I would str ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Need more info: Injury or no injury? Swelling or no swelling? Any overuse activities liking hiking, running or sports? Pain on the front, inside, outside or back? Cra ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Plotkin
66 years experience Podiatry
Plotkin: Get and wear an ankle brace all day and night off for shower only air inflatable is best
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
I would be...: The calcaneus generally heals quite quickly from most simple trauma. If you have problems. It's time to get another evaluation and x-ray to see what' ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It's either: Gas expelling from the ankle joint capsule, or your peroneal tendons moving out of their groove in the region behind the ankle.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies a little based upon the cause of the "cracking". If it has some degree of instability, it can help to strengthen the ankle. You can buy a ... Read More

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