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Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Could be: Without a full exam, this is difficult to get a complete picture. Some people will hear and feel popping from tendon injury but others will experience similar symptoms from joint injuries. This is probably something that you want to have evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist). ...Read more

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What could I do about overpronation of right ankle from unhealed sprained ankle injury and normal pronation of left foot. Left knee clicks a lot?

What could I do about overpronation of right ankle from unhealed sprained ankle injury and normal pronation of left foot. Left knee clicks a lot?

Orthotics or brace: It is important that how your foot comes in contact with the ground that the weight is distributed evenly and not creating imbalance in the joints above, including the ankle. Consider the use of an orthotic and/or ankle brace that keeps the back of the foot (rearfoot bones) aligned and in a more efficient biomechanical position. Visit the podiatrist for a complete evaluation and assessment. ...Read more

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Is ankle popping and ankle soreness related in a teen?

Is ankle popping and ankle soreness related in a teen?

Ankle Popping: Ankle popping is typically due to loose ligaments where the tendons move too much and pop as they move over the bones. It is normally not painful. When popping is associated with soreness, it is important to get it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Does knee clicking indicate a lack of knee cartilage?

Does knee clicking indicate a lack of knee cartilage?

No: Knee clicking or "crepitus" can be caused by a torn cartilage, ganglion cyst, patella chondromalacia, synovitis, swelling (also known as an "effusionn"), or knee laxity. Some normal knees click. Clicking is a nonspecific finding that can be associated with both normal and abnormal knees. ...Read more

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Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an ankle arthritis?

Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an ankle arthritis?

Anytime: There is a major injury near or at a joint you run the risk of arthritis. Arthritis come s in many different forms but generally it is loss of cartilage and loss of rom. Pain and inflamation of the joint occurs as well. ...Read more

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Popping a sign of partial hip dislocation?

Popping a sign of partial hip dislocation?

Several causes: Popping with a hip implant may represent scar, impingement on psoas tendon, impingement on hip abductors, acetabular and femoral alignment, loose bodies, hip adductor impingement/strain, implant loosening, among others. ...Read more

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Is meniscal calcification in my knee a sure sign of osteoarthritis?

Is meniscal calcification in my knee a sure sign of osteoarthritis?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily. The calcification could be a residual finding from a prior injury to the knee. ...Read more

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What joint is sprained with a high ankle sprain injury?

What joint is sprained with a high ankle sprain injury?

Sprain: Sometimes a high sprain is referred to the syndesmotic ligament of the tibia and fibula. More often than not it refers to the degree of the sprain ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ligament tears in a foot and ankle due to an inversion injury?

Several: Bruising, swelling and pain on repeat inversion should be suspicious for ligament injury. Have it checked by a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: If the toe is injured and inflammed, this can lead to contracture of the joint. This can put increased pressure on the metatarsal head causing causing irritation. A thicker, stiffer soled shoe with good arch support can sometimes reduce stress on the ball of the foot. Icing and antiinflammatories are also helpful. If symptoms persist, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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Snapping/popping in ankle still 6 months since injury. Not in ankle.. In lateral side of midfoot sort of between fifth meta and ankle. causes?

Snapping/popping in ankle still 6 months since injury. Not in ankle.. In lateral side of midfoot sort of between fifth meta and ankle. causes?

Snap, crackle & pop.: The area described is in the location of the peroneal muscle tendons. The best thing to do is return to the doctor who treated the original injury. ...Read more

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Signs of infections in a sprained ankle?

Signs of infections in a sprained ankle?

Many possibilities: Pains, redness, inflammation, swelling, scaling, blistering, and having an itchy sensation are signs of a possible infection. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain(metatarsalgia, plantar f)?

Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain(metatarsalgia, plantar f)?

Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensation. As the body compensates, you can expect that new problems such as muscle tightness and weight shifting will develop. Treating these new symptoms can be even more challenging than treating the original ones. A Healthtap specialist can help. ...Read more

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Can a small ankle effusion cause burning in the ankle and foot?

Can a small ankle effusion cause burning in the ankle and foot?

Ankle effusuion: It depends where the effusion is located. If it is the Tarsal canal, then you can experiencing burning. However, you should be worked up by a foot and ankle specialist to make sure exactly what is causing your burning. ...Read more

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Is ankle popping and ankle soreness related in a teen?

Ankle Popping: Ankle popping is typically due to loose ligaments where the tendons move too much and pop as they move over the bones. It is normally not painful. When popping is associated with soreness, it is important to get it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Why does ankle popping occur after a sprain healed?

Why does ankle popping occur after a sprain healed?

Depends: Ankle 'popping' can occur after sprains due to scar tissue, cartilage damage, or possibly from a dislocating tendon. No treatment is needed if the popping causes no pain. If pain is associated, i recommend you see an ankle specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ankle popping a year and a half after ligament tear. Should i be worried?

Ankle popping a year and a half after ligament tear. Should i be worried?

Popping: Popping sounds could be from several reasons but worry only if there is pain or instability. Popping isn't necessarily bad, but if its associated with you tripping more oftern, constantly spraining the same ankle, or annoying pain that won't go away, then definitely see a podiatrist to get reevaluated. ...Read more

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Why do my knees make a popping sound when I straighten my leg out after having my legs bent for a short period of time? Is this a bad sign?

Why do my knees make a popping sound when I straighten my leg out after having my legs bent for a short period of time? Is this a bad sign?

NOT NECESSARILY: This is a sound from HEALTHY CARTILAGES in your knees and is of no importance UNLESS you are experiencing PAIN, SWELLING, LOCKING,or BUCKLING >If any of those symptoms exist ..see an ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I fell on my ankle pretty bad and i heard a loud popping noise i can't walk?

I fell on my ankle pretty bad and i heard a loud popping noise i can't walk?

Sprain vs Fracture: Most likely have torn the ATF or CF ligament. Need Xray and examination to ensure not rotationally unstable. See orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Snapping/popping in ankle still 6 months since injury. Not in ankle.. In lateral side of midfoot sort of between fifth meta and ankle. causes?

Snap, crackle & pop.: The area described is in the location of the peroneal muscle tendons. The best thing to do is return to the doctor who treated the original injury. ...Read more

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What does a popping feeling in your ankle mean?

What does a popping feeling in your ankle mean?

Popping in ankle: May be peroneal tendon subluxation, if you have had ankle injuries. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/orthopedics/where-does-it-hurt/ankle/peroneal-tendon-subluxation/ In general popping reflects tendon slipping out of place, if previous trauma may be due to scarring. Rarely can be cartilage of bone dysfunction f/u with orthopedics ...Read more

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What to do if the back side of my ankle keeps popping?

This may be : A tendon escaping from its soft tissue tunnel, you should have it evaluated by a foot and ankle doctor. ...Read more

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Every morning I get out of bed and my knees and ankles pop constantly. Is that good or bad? Should I stop popping them?

Every morning I get out of bed and my knees and ankles pop constantly. Is that good or bad? Should I stop popping them?

No pain, no problem: We used to think that popping our knuckles, neck, back etc.. Caused arthritis. However, there is no evidence of causal relationship has been found until this time. It is indeed a habit and once formed, the joints "feel the need to pop" intermittently. As long as it does not cause pain while doing it..Enjoy the popping. If u don't like to hear the pop, don't do it..It will stop with time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain and popping a year and a half after ligament tear in ankle. What could be wrong?

Needs a workup: Some popping of the ankle is normal unless it is a associated with other symptoms like pain or swelling. Some popping after an ankle sprain may be due to dislocating tendows particularly if it occurs on the the lateral (outside portion) of the ankle. See a specialist you, may need a x-ray , MRI or an ultrasound to diagnosis problem. ...Read more

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Ankle pain for 2 weeks. Sometimes, feeling popping followed by terrible pain but later it returns. No injures. ?

Ankle pain for 2 weeks. Sometimes, feeling popping followed by terrible pain but later it returns. No injures. ?

Cartilage damage: Sounds like you might have damaged the cartilage somehow, or developed some scar tissue in the joint called synovitis. Rest as much as possible and elevated when you can for a few weeks. If the pain doesn't subside, see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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I can always crack my ankles and wrists. It never hurts, just sounds like a popping sound then i rotate them. What causes this?

I can always crack my ankles and wrists. It never hurts, just sounds like a popping sound then i rotate them. What causes this?

Crack ankle: This is usually a tendon sort of snapping in and out of the groove in which they travel. Unless they slip out of the groove and do not slip back there is no problem with this. At the ankle forced dorsiflexion and eversion causes the popping sound ...Read more

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Ankle pain for 2 weeks. Sometimes, feeling popping followed by terrible pain but later it returns. What could it be? Thank you.

Ankle pain for 2 weeks. Sometimes, feeling popping followed by terrible pain but later it returns. What could it be? Thank you.

Ankle pain: Have you had any specific injury to your ankle? If not, some people suffer from laxity in the ankle joint. This means that the ankle joint is a little bit loose and can have minor spains. Physical therapy can be quite helpful in these types of conditions… there are multiple exercises to strengthen the muscles around your ankle and to fine tune your proprioception. ...Read more

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My ankles and knees pop and crack everytime I stand up or move from a seated position. Is there any way to reverse or stop the popping?

My ankles and knees pop and crack everytime I stand up or move from a seated position.  Is there any way to reverse or stop the popping?

Strengthening: Working on flexibility (yoga) and strengthening the muscles around these joints can be beneficial. However, not everything that pops is necessarily a problem. ...Read more

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A popping ankle bone after injury, should I be concerned?

A popping ankle bone after injury, should I be concerned?

Popping ankle: This could be a issue that you need to have looked at. There can be a tendon that moves around a structure (bone) and this can tear the tendon. Easier to take care of before real damage is done. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 5 months ago, and now when i work out I get severe popping noise and slight pain in the same spot. How can i fix this?

I sprained my ankle 5 months ago, and now when i work out I get severe popping noise and slight  pain in the same spot. How can i fix this?

Rest.: When you sprained your ankle, did you follow your Doctor's instructions about waiting to bear weight and work out? Even if you're in great shape, when a muscle, ligament, tendon is sprained, it can take several months before they are back to 100%. If you push too much too soon, you can decrease the actual healing that happen. Ease off the work outs and see your Doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of ankle sprain would coincide with loud popping and severe pain that feels like being stabbed?

What kind of ankle sprain would coincide with loud popping and severe pain that feels like being stabbed?

A significant one: The "popping" is the tearing of ligaments (hopefully not bone) keep in mind if it is only a sprain, the torn ligaments are attached to bone. Sometimes a sprain of the ankle can entail an avulsion fracture(ligament taking a piece of bone with it) x-rays should be taken with such an injury. If any part of the foot is sore, this should also be x-rayed. Rice-rest, ice, compression, elevation. ...Read more

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Clicking and popping in ankle area. had surgery to shorten bone and did not help. Did shots and P.T getting worse. what is next step?

2nd opinion: If you are not getting a satisfactory answer and if you are having trouble, you might consider a second opinion. Popping when you move your foot would typically be caused by some form of subluxation or instability of the ligaments or tendons in the foot/ ankle. ...Read more

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