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why does my wrist pop when i rotate it

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
26 years experience Podiatry
Probably : Just the tendon rolling over the bone if there is no pain, swelling, or history of injury
Dr. Todd Siff
Dr. Todd Siff answered
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Ligaments: If your wrist pops without pain, do not worry. This could be ligaments or the wrist capsule which is responsible. If you have painful popping, see a ... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Probably normal: Popping of joints in a young person is probably normal. Not sure what it means for the wrist to "spazz out". If the arm goes to sleep when it's being ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Wrist popping or clunking is very common. Some of us (myself included)are predisposed to this because of our anatomy and congenital development. Oth ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Popping Wrist: This could be happing for several reasons. It could be like your knuckles cracking. You could have fluid in your joint from arthritis or some other ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Some little tendon: or other structure just shifts under a little stress from the circular movement.If no pain or injury,not to worry.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
A popping wrist: Maybe caused by a variety of issues or it may be just a simple natural normal occurrence often when one has pain in list start looking at a certain wa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Joint popping: Joint popping is common with restriction of joints. In general the pop allows for freedom of motion. If pop causes pain it should be evaluated.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Baez
Dr. Paul Baez answered
21 years experience Radiology
Need to be examined: I would recommend seeing your doctor. You may have fractured one of the bones in your wrist or injured a tendon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
It isn't: It isn't bad for you. Popping any joint isn't harmful.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Joint popping: Joint popping is common with restriction of joints. In general the pop allows for freedom of motion. If pop causes pain it should be evaluated. The po ... Read More
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