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19 year old male, and my ankles crack whenever I walk barefoot, but the don't hurt, what should I do?

19 year old male, and my ankles crack whenever I walk barefoot, but the don't hurt, what should I do?

Ankle crack: Often times it really is not the ankle joint that is "cracking" but the joint just below the ankle - the subtaylor joint. This is most often in patients with flat feet (heels are outside of the leg). A good arch support can help, sometimes a custom orthotic or brace. Sometimes surgery is required to realign the foot if that is what you have. See you local podiatrist and get to the bottom of this.

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Why do my ankles crack when I walk?

Could be : Gas expelling from the joint capsule of the ankle, could be peroneal tendons c iming out of their anatomical groove, Similiarly the FHL tendon can do this in the back of the ankle by the talus.

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How can it be that my ankle constantily cracks when i walk?

Tendon movement: Many times the snap of a joint is merely a tendon moving over the joint. If there is not pain associated with the crack, it is usually not a bone problem. You should get this checked by a podiatrist to be sure.

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My ankles continuously crack when i walk or twirl them. It doesn't cause pain but it makes a loud sound and its been happening for a while. What is it?

My ankles continuously crack when i walk or twirl them. It doesn't cause pain but it makes a loud sound and its been happening for a while. What is it?

Unknown: I don't believe anyone knows for sure what exactly causes certain joints in the body to crack or pop. Theories include snapping of tendons or negative pressure in the joint fluid pulling in nitrogen gas. If it begins to be painful, i would then suggest evaluation by a physician. Simply popping the joints in the absence of pain won't cause any long term problems.

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I am experiencing ankle pain. My ankle cracks when I walk. Can you tell me what's wrong?

I am experiencing  ankle pain. My ankle cracks when I walk. Can you tell me what's wrong?

Need more info: Injury or no injury? Swelling or no swelling? Any overuse activities liking hiking, running or sports? Pain on the front, inside, outside or back? Cracking is not necessarily associated with the pain, or can be a sign of swelling, with enlarged soft tissues or fluid in the joint or around ligaments/tendons. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes

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Is it better for a baby to walk barefoot or with shoes who holds the ankle? What about sandals for summer? Should it holds ankle too?

Is it better for a baby to walk barefoot or with shoes who holds the ankle? What about sandals for summer? Should it holds ankle too?

Shoes: Always better to wear shoes. Above the ankle may be better for stability, but if there are issues like flat feet etc, se ur podiatrist for shoe and sandal recommendations and possibly orthotics.

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Since I injured my ankle it's been difficult for me to wear shoes causing me pain to the point where I walk every where barefoot what could I do?

Since I injured my ankle it's been difficult for me to wear shoes causing me pain to the point where I walk every where barefoot what could I do?

Ankle pain: Continued pain and swelling in the ankle indicate there may be some significant damage to the ligaments or even a fracture. I suggest you see your doctor for X-rays and an examination of your ankle. In the meantime use some ice and elevate it.

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I sprained my ankle 7/4/15,never saw a DR, (no insurance),I can walk on it but still have pain,n when I make circular motion,it cracks.wat do i do?

Wear brace: as the injury is already over a month old, hard to know how severely is without knowing what you may have done with at home treatment or how the injury occurred specifically. This far out, home remedies may not be as effective (ice, brace, rest) and you may be able to find a foot/ankle specialist that can see you /treat you for a reduced fee. Definitely call around.

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Twisted my ankle playing tennis, heard a crack. Can walk on the ankle. How do I know if it is broken?

Twisted my ankle playing tennis, heard a crack. Can walk on the ankle. How do I know if it is broken?

See an Orthopedist: For definitive diagnosis you need an x ray. People who do sports regularly for an hour daily, have a high tolerance to pain., so it is very difficult to say is or is not broken without an x-ray. Recommend to see an orthopedic specialist..

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Left ankle cracks quite a bit when I walk all of a sudden, doesn't hurt but annoying feeling. Anything to help it from cracking? Food, supplement or?

Left ankle cracks quite a bit when I walk all of a sudden, doesn't hurt but annoying feeling. Anything to help it from cracking? Food, supplement or?

Varies: It varies a little based upon the cause of the "cracking". If it has some degree of instability, it can help to strengthen the ankle. You can buy a resistance band and strengthen your ankle and it may potentially help. Also, don't hesitate to be seen if you are having enough trouble with it for an accurate diagnosis. Supplements unlikely to be if any benefit.

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Please explain why does my ankle crack and why does my foot hurt when i walk sometimes?

Please explain why does my ankle crack and why does my foot hurt when i walk sometimes?

Too general : A question that warrants a visit to your foot/ankle doc. Pain is a indication something is wrong, go get it checked out.

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Past March high ankle sprain. Hurts after 30sec of running. Hard to lift when running . Hurts horribly when walk on uneven spots. Cracks are painful.

Past March high ankle sprain. Hurts after 30sec of running. Hard to lift when running . Hurts horribly when walk on uneven spots. Cracks are painful.

Ankle Sprains: Recovery from an ankle sprain requires RICE therapy (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Generally, complete avoidance of sports is recommended until pain free, and gradual return to regular activities as tolerated after that. High ankle sprains take longer to recover (6 weeks or longer), and may require additional interventions such as the use of a walking boot or physical therapy.

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I hurt my ankle 2 weeks ago in rugby the ER doc took xray said it was fine do do stuff on my ankle pops and cracks it hurts to walk its swollen bruise?

I hurt my ankle 2 weeks ago in rugby the ER doc took xray said it was fine do do stuff on my ankle pops and cracks it hurts to walk its swollen bruise?

Ankle Bruise: It may be pain from soft tissue damage. Try resting it (for 1-2 weeks), icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your ankle. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If clicking or feeling of ripping or instability continues, get it checked out by a specialist. Hope this was helpful.

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Would it be safe to walk barefoot right after getting a leg cast removed?

Would it be safe to walk barefoot right after getting a leg cast removed?

Not really.: Why did you have a fracture? I like my patients to go into a flat or 4mm drop shoe for stability. The foot usually is fairly soft too.

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