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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of pain in my ankle and often feel the need to click it. When I point my foot and move my big toe I hear a crunching sound above my heal.
Accessory Bone...: Hello, What you are describing are symptoms that can be related an accessory bone located behind the talus bone ( one of the 3 bone that make up your ankle joint). This is known as an Os Trigonum. Some patients can have this and are asymptomatic and others will have symptoms. There is a tendon/muscle belly located within that area that can get irritated. Advanced imaging maybe necessary for you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have crunching sound of knees when going down stairs. My knees hurt all the time, but never hear the noise unless I am on stairs? What could it be?
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: See your dentist to evaluate this.Get a more detailed answer ›