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My fingers crack when I type. Is this normal?

My fingers crack when I type. Is this normal?

Can be: Knuckle cracking is very common and has not ever been proven to cause any damage. Unless there is pain orthere has been an injurythere is no need for concern. ...Read more

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My wrist cracks when I type. Is this normal?

My wrist cracks when I type. Is this normal?

Maybe: Without an examination it would be difficult to say in this kind of forum. Some people just pop at there joints as they age. A good rule of thumb ( no pun intended ) if it hurts go get in checked out by your doc. Pain is your body's way of sending you a distress signal. ...Read more

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Only one of my wrist hurts when I type. Is this normal?

Only one of my wrist hurts when I type. Is this normal?

No: Pain to the wrist due to typing is not normal. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common "repetitive motion injury" due to a tendinitis in the wrist. Possible remedies include improved ergonomics of the work station, wrist splints, ice, anti-inflammatory medications and rest. See your doctor to confirm your diagnosis and to implement a treatment plan. ...Read more

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When I run my fingers down my shin it feels like the bone is bumpy... Is this normal?

When I run my fingers down my shin it feels like the bone is bumpy... Is this normal?

This is normal: It is normal to have some uneven feeling of your shin. There is nothing to worry about, unless there is pain, a palpable mass, or recent injury to that area. If there are no other symptoms and only a slight bumpy feeling to that area, then there should be nothing to worry about. If other symptoms develop, then you should see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have a habit of cracking a lot of joints in my body. My knee hurts until i crack it. Is this bad? Why does that happen?

I have a habit of cracking a lot of joints in my body. My knee hurts until i crack it. Is this bad? Why does that happen?

It might be meniscal: Problem. So have the knee checked out by your orthopod. This might be a tear of the meniscus, or some lesion in the knee causing snagging on the ligaments. A MRI would certainly help to diagnose it. Generally cracking of joints is considered benign. This is painless but if starts to hurt then get it checked by an ortopod. ...Read more

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I can crack my chest when I feel it a little tight by stretching it out in front. It is the middle of my chest. Is this normal?

I can crack my chest when I feel it a little tight by stretching it out in front.  It is the middle of my chest.  Is this normal?

Yes. : Each rib attachment is a type of joint that can become slightly misaligned and "pop" when realigned. Forcing it to happen often can irritate the joint as well so be aware. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is a bad pain that runs through my neck to my arms when i sneeze?

What does it mean when there is a bad pain that runs through my neck to my arms when i sneeze?

Sneeze Pain: Sorry to hear this. Must consider: 1. Muscle strain 2. Muscle spasm 3. Disc abnormality (herniation, bulge, tear...) 4. Facet joint irritation (whiplash joint) if it persists, it is probably time to see a doctor. Weakness, nausea, vomiting, fever, bowel or bladder changes would be very worrisome symptoms if you have those as well. ...Read more

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My knee cracks everytime I bend down and as a dancer it hurts often but I have had it my whole life what is the cause ?

My knee cracks everytime I bend down and as a dancer it hurts often but I have had it my whole life what is the cause ?

Patella / kneecap: The most common reason for knee "cracking" is softening of the cartilage of the patella (kneecap). This condition is called "chondromalacia patellae". It occurs more often is women and is thought to be related to anatomical and muscular variations in some individuals. Oftentimes specific exercises or knee braces can improve the condition. Surgery is rarely indicated. ...Read more

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I did a clapping motion this AM and felt something pop on the top of my shoulder. Now it hurts every time I raise my arm. Tingly fingers. What is it?

I did a clapping motion this AM and felt something pop on the top of my shoulder.  Now it hurts every time I raise my arm. Tingly fingers. What is it?

Tingling in fingers: Either a further panic attack or you damaged a nerve in your neck or arm or shoulder. See your doc or a neurologist for a careful exam if problem persists. ...Read more

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Is it normal that everytime i get my feet wet my knee bone hurts?

Is it normal that everytime i get my feet wet  my knee  bone hurts?

No: Pain is never normal, but specifically not normal that a joint would hurt just due to water exposure. ...Read more

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My finger is swolen. Its my left hand. My middle finger. It is also extremely hot and getting worse what is wrong? What do I do? I have no idea how this happened. It started around friday. If you turn your finger towards you, i found a pale yellowish spo

My finger is swolen. Its my left hand. My middle finger. It is also extremely hot and getting worse what is wrong? What do I do? I have no idea how this happened. It started around friday.  If you turn your finger towards you, i found a pale yellowish spo

Your : Your story and description is concerning for an infection localized to the soft tissues adjacent the nailplate called the paronychium. If the infection is localized, many times it can be treated with elevation and warm compresses. More advanced infections may need antibiotics, and occasionally small incision or nailplate elevation to allow the area to be drained. In either case i would recommend evaluation by a local health care provider - many times your family doctor is a good starting point. ...Read more

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0 answers: i dislocated my elbow last sat & now my hand is getting really swollen, with a bluish tinge. Is this normal? I can feel my fingers, but it's difficult to bend my wrist up because my hand is so fat. It's 1:30am in the morning. How serious is th

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i dislocated my elbow last sat & now my hand is getting really swollen, with a bluish tinge. Is this normal? I can feel my fingers, but it's difficult to bend my wrist up because my hand is so fat. It's 1:30am in the morning. How serious is th

Hello, : Hello, i don't know if you had your elbow treated or not. I would be concerned that there may be some vascular issue which is preventing fluids from draining from your hand. I do recommend that this be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does a deep breathe increase my heart rate. I felt this while I had my hand on my chest. Why does this happen and is it normal?

Why does a deep breathe increase my heart rate. I felt this while I had my hand on my chest. Why does this happen and is it normal?

Breath fast heart: 31 M asks why does deep breathe increase my heart rate. Guess he cannot search the web? A detailed answer is beyond 400 letters. Recommend you go to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov and see PMC 1609007 Breathing and control of heart rate. Always do a web search before coming here and look for nih references for details. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I move it in a certain way == why is this happening?

My wrist hurts when I move it in a certain way == why is this happening?

See below: The most common reason would be a strained tendon or ligament in your wrist. Other possiblities are arthritis of the wrist joints, cartilage problems in the wrist, benign growths in the wrist. See a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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When i point my toes cause I am a dancer when i point i get this numb ness below my ankle what does that mean it hurts really bad ?

When i point my toes cause I am a dancer when i point i get this numb ness below my ankle what does that mean it hurts really bad
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?tarsal tunnel synd: If you have acquired nerve compression at the medial ankle at the flexor retinaculum, you may well be compressing the branches of the posterior tibial nerve. Have a podiatrist evaluate, and possibly do a nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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The skin just below the head of my penis is swollen like I have a bubble type ring arnd my penis. It is sensitive when i touch it. Whats wrong?

The skin just below the head of my penis is swollen like I have a bubble type ring arnd my penis. It is sensitive when i touch it. Whats wrong?

Swollen foreskin: Swelling of the skin around the head of the penis could be caused by inflammation, such as a contact dermatitis, infection, sexually activity, and others. If swelling is tight enough, it may compromise circulation to the area. If swelling is not resolving in short order or is increasing, please see a urologist immediately or go to er. ...Read more