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My Back Keeps Popping
When I am laying on back and move my left leg turning my knee outwards i hearing popping or cracking noise that comes from the joint of my leg cause?
hip?: Is this at the front or side of your hip? This may be "snapping hip syndrome" which is a result of the psoas (front) or it band (side) sliding over your hip. This sometimes can be helped with stretching, an orthopedic visit would be helpful. ...Read more
Spasms.: "locking up" is usually coming from muscle spasms, that can be very painful. The real question is why do you have these spasms? Underlying issues like joint pain, arthritis, disc problems, can all develope spasms as a superficial manifestation. Seek your doc's medical opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Schedule Obgyn appt: Painful periods are a common reason patients come too see the gynecologist. There are lots of causes from endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids and infections to name a few. The usual first choice is Ibuprofen to block a chemical called prostaglandins which causes pain. Your doctor can help determine the cause and discuss treatment options. ...Read more
What could cause bad lower back pain? It is now spreading up my back around my sides and down my right hip.
In a 28 year old gal: How about a urinary tract infection? Excessive strain and strain after a hard workout, lifting furniture, moving out from a dormitory, moving in to a new place after moving out from your parents? Pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, muscle spasms (which CANNOT be solved by eating bananas for heavens sakes!). Tell me more and I'll do the same! www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
If I keep my shoulder blades down and swing my arms around, sharp nerve pain shoots down my arms when my shoulder cracks and clicks.
May or may not be: However, the differences between degenerative disc disease and degenerative joint disease (DJD) in the back and it is important to understand the differences. It is more likely related to djd, where you are having facet issues. Often, not always, these go hand in hand. The other thing that can cause these sounds are ligaments moving over structures. With a history of ddd, would think it is djd. ...Read more
Sharp pains behind my ear in my scalp when i bite down on the left side jaw clicking and getting stuck what's this?
Patellofemoral pain : Unless you had mechanical injury it is likely patellofemoral pain. See pcp get X-ray to make sure and physical exam. This should resolve with physical therapy ...Read more
Hi my left hip pops when i walk it causes pain down my left leg into my lower left side of my back. Laying on my back is a no , lower back hurts?
While standing and washing my hair, my head tilted back slightly and I felt a pop in my neck. Now I get pain in my shoulder blade when Turning my head?
Most likely its temp: -erary. Commonly due to sleeping in a bad posture of the head, which generally gets better by itself in 3-7 days time. Gentle massage & stretching of the neck muscles + a Muscle relaxer would be helpful. Also Aleve (naproxen) OR Ibuprofen to reduce swelling would help. If not improving or getting worse, see your PCP to be better evaluated. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having pain in my right knee, when i straighten my leg it feels as my knee "locks up" and has a loud painful pop behind my kneecap.
Knee: As age continues there is problem of knee cap gliding smoothly along groove in tibia. Normal is smooth as glass gliding over ice. Time creates changes undersurface knee cap as well as muscular imbalance. Generally hamstrings tight which can also affect low back. Called patello-femoral syndrome. Some injures over years lead to this. A good physician or physical therapist can make definitive diag. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hip pops every time i move my knee towards my chest and down. Any ideas? It's a painful deep pop.
Not to worry: Pops and snaps are common when the muscles move over a joint that is tight, or when the pelvis is rotated causing the hip to rotate when you bring it to your chest. Stretch your hip flexors in a yoga position called cobra. A physical medicine physician or a physical therapist can help you with an exercise program if it persists good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sounds degenerative: Sounds like you have some muscular symptoms that may be related to underlying degenerative changes as your popping or self manipulation gives you some temporary relief. Try some neck stretches while taking a hot shower as well as some over the counter medications like Naproxen or Ibuprofen if no GI issues or Aspirin allergy. You cannot take these meds if on blood thinners. If no better, see doc. ...Read more
I opened my mouth and now its hurting below my cheek on my jaw bone. It kinda feels like my back molar is loose?
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