A 31-year-old female asked:
my toes pop when i walk and when i exercise my knees sound like cracklings. help!
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Joint popping: Joint cracking and popping is not anything abnormal provided no pain, swelling, redness or loss or lack of function is present. I would worry about popping/cracking only.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 38 years experience
No need to worry: This cracking sound ca be many things like tendons snapping, arthritic bone changes, air pockets and many more. If no pain mention it to pcp next visit.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 21, 2014
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