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Crunching Sound (Overview)

A crunching sound may be heard in the joints if the joint surfaces are rough from wear and tear and damage.


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I hear a crunching sound when I stretch out my back?

I hear a crunching sound when I stretch out my back?

Probably no worries: "crunching sounds" when moving or stretching joints are not bone-on-bone in the vast majority of cases. It is simply joint fluid passing from one compartment to another.It is important to stretch all joints, not just your back, to keep you flexible. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that has a lot to do w/how well your nutrition, exercise and coping skills are doing. Speak with your dr. ...Read more

Crunching Sound (Overview)

A crunching sound may be heard in the joints if the joint surfaces are rough from wear and tear and damage.


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Why does my knee keep cracking and making crunching sound?

Why does my knee keep cracking and making crunching sound?

Let me help: You surface of the or the surface of the thigh bone is rough due to some kind injury, which made rough instead being smooth, this why the noise coming from. ...Read more

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My knees make crunching sound when i go up and down from stairs or bend down?What can I do?

My knees make crunching sound when i go up and down from stairs or bend down?What can I do?

Have it evaluated.: Sound coming from the knee could be due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by your orthopedist and find out why it is making that sound. ...Read more

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I bent over and heard a crunching sound in my lower back and now it aches. It sounded like someone stepped on cereal should I see a dr?

I bent over and heard a crunching sound in my lower back and now it aches. It sounded like someone stepped on cereal should I see a dr?

It depends... : Local heat, light regular activity, OTC pain medicines like naproxen, ibuprofen or acetaminophen - start with them. If not improving in 48-72 hours, your work requires lifting & bending, or the back pain radiates down to lower leg or foot, then see your doctor. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Every time I swing my arm or pull heavy weights it my arm makes a crunching sound and pulls out of socket . What do you think May be the cause?

Every time I swing my arm or pull heavy weights it my arm makes a crunching sound and pulls out of socket . What do you think May be the cause?

Hypermobility Ehlers: You have hypermobility (Ehlers Danlos type III).This has a genetic background and about 50 % of your relatives also have it. You are dislocating your shoulders. You need physical therapy to strengthen your shoulders and an evaluation to be certain you have not had damage. Your physicians will guide you through this evaluation. ...Read more

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Sounds bizarre but i keep hearing a crunching sound at back of my head when i walk, just wondering why?

Sounds bizarre but i keep hearing a crunching sound at back of my head when i walk, just wondering why?

Osteoarthritis: Popping sounds can sometimes heard when muscle or tendon slides over a bony bump. Joint changes such as traumatic, degenerative (osteoarthritis), and inflammation as you turn your neck often produce noises. A courser grinding or crunching may indicate more advanced changes in the surfaces of one or more joints. If pain associated with noise physical therapy and anti-inflammatory agents can help. ...Read more

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Cracking/crunching sound in knees (both) when bending and small lump (1cm diameter) just above knee.

Cracking/crunching sound in knees (both) when bending and small lump (1cm diameter) just above knee.

Knee sounds: Most often knee sounds (called crepitus) are from arthritis - the wearing out of cartilage in the knee. Bumps are more varied, but may represent fluid from arthritis, loose pieces of cartilage in the knee. Bumps that grow should be shared with you doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my knee on the hard floor 5 month ago and now i hear some crunching sound whenever i step on a stairs. ..

I hit my knee on the hard floor 5 month ago and now i hear some crunching sound whenever i step on a stairs. ..

See doctor: It is possible you damaged the cartilage, meniscus, etc. in your knee. You need to see your primary care doctor for examination and probable ordering M.R.I. and referral if necessary. ...Read more

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My wrist has a sharp pain that shoots threw it when i put pressure on it. I wear a brace but it dosnt help. I heard a crunching sound the other day.

My wrist has a sharp pain that shoots threw it when i put pressure on it. I wear a brace but it dosnt help. I heard a crunching sound the other day.

You need to see an: Orthopod, to get properly examined/investigated so a diagnosis be made and treatment started. Take some pain meds that you have used in the past. ...Read more

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My doctor was doing a nasal culture and I heard a crunching sound as he pushed in the swab. I had a little bleeding. What could have made that noise?

My doctor was doing a nasal culture and I heard a crunching sound as he pushed in the swab.  I had a little bleeding. What could have made that noise?

Mild trauma: I suspect the sound was caused by dislodging a scap or mild trauma to excessively dry or infected nasal mucosa. The sound was probably amplified for you? Did the doctor even hear it? Since the bleeding resolved, would not give it another thought, except that there may be strategies to improve overall health of the nasal mucosa. ...Read more

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Cartilage-can it be healed on its own if it is sligtly dammaged...Mr showed i had bubles behind my knee cap.My knee makes crunching sound sometimes?

Cartilage-can it be healed on its own if it is sligtly dammaged...Mr showed i had bubles behind my knee cap.My knee makes crunching sound sometimes?

Cartilage: Cartilage damage generally doesn't heal on its own. However, with some treatment like therapy and medicine it can become less painful and help prevent further damage. Sometimes, if bad enough, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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I had an old injury...I dislocated my knee cap 1.5 years ago so now i still have a crunching sound coming from behind my knee cap but no pain. Advice?

Patella: No pain is a good thing unless you have a charcot joint with destruction from diabetes, etc. It doesn't sound like a neuropathic joint, so continue maintenance exercises and avoid surgery. ...Read more

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I injured hand, now when move pinkie finger, hand makes crunching sound, what's happening? Did i break it or just sprain it? It hurts a lot.

I injured hand, now when move pinkie finger, hand makes crunching sound, what's happening?  Did i break it or just sprain it? It hurts a lot.

Finger injury: If you had a traumatic injury and it is making noise when you move it i would be worried about a fracture of your 5th metacarpal bone or finger. ...Read more

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I hear a crunching sound in my left ear whenever I move my head. There are no other symptoms. It is not ear wax.

I hear a crunching sound in my left ear whenever I move my head. There are no other symptoms. It is not ear wax.

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, clicking and popping, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ ...Read more

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Chest pain left breast area only relieved by pressing on chest and makes a crunching sound like my ribs are cracking. Should i go to the er? No insura

Chest pain left breast area only relieved by pressing on chest and makes a crunching sound like my ribs are cracking. Should i go to the er? No insura

Few choices: Sometimes air in soft tissue from pneumothorax = crepitance can feel like that -rice crispy sensation other would be rib trauma with ribs crunching over one another x-ray can define. ...Read more

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