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My shoulder is popping and grinding with pain. It pops and grinds while rotating it. What could be the cause of this? Do I need surgery to repair?

My shoulder is popping and grinding with pain. It pops and grinds while rotating it. What could be the cause of this? Do I need surgery to repair?

Need a careful histo: Ry and physical exam and then some imaging tests and maybe some lab tests to establish a sound diagnosis. With that in hand, a rehabilitative program can be devised for you which MIGHT involve physical Therapy and might involve surgery. In general, the most conservative approach (non-surgical), though longer, works best in the long term. ...Read more

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When I was born, my shoulder was broke, I am now 31, I can not fully extend my right arm. I have no pain but hear popping. Would I need surgery later?

When I was born, my shoulder was broke, I am now 31, I can not fully extend my right arm. I have no pain but hear popping. Would I need surgery later?

Stop the popping!: It is hard to answer this question without examining you. The purpose of the examination is to locate where the popping is coming from.
Generally speaking, though, it is not good for you to generate the popping by yourself. By doing that you may be creating a chronic injury, so try doing that as little as possible. ...Read more

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Can popping your neck and back as a young person cause permanent life long damage or lead to surgery?

Can popping your neck and back as a young person cause permanent life long damage or lead to surgery?

Complex issue; yes,: Likely, because such maneuvers, especially enough to create popping sensations, possibly noise, are inherently generating enough tissue trauma to generate the sensation (sound?), body structure, as in all living systems (all open systems; i.e. everything made of keeps changing), is based on a constant remodeling/rebuilding based on previous structure as an ongoing foundation. ...Read more

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Knee popping and locking after knee surgery?

Knee popping and locking after knee surgery?

See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by surgery, and the type of surgery you had, along with post-op duration and course. See your surgeon to re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more

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I just got rotater cuff surgery 10/22/2013 and my arm has been popping and pain shoots through it. Iis it supose to be doing that?

I just got rotater cuff surgery 10/22/2013 and my arm has been popping and pain shoots through it. Iis it supose to be doing that?

Probably not.: At nearly 2 months out from surgery I would suspect that this should be improving not getting worse. I would likely discuss this with your surgeon and see what his or her thoughts are about potential recurrent rotator cuff tear. I would also want to know what was done with the biceps tendon if anything. Popping in the anterior shoulder is often times related to biceps tendon instability. ...Read more

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I just got my meniscus repaired a month ago. It has just started popping and now its swelling. Is this normal after meniscus surgery?

I just got my meniscus repaired a month ago. It has just started popping and now its swelling. Is this normal after meniscus surgery?

No;see your ortho MD: The clicking and popping sounds should be gone, and there should be minimal swelling at one month out. In particular, you should not have NEW swelling. You have risk for an infection. Follow up with your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Help please! My knee is catching and popping after knee surgery?

Help please! My knee is catching and popping after knee surgery?

Kneecap tracking.: It may be related to quad muscle shutdown, following surgery, which can alter the tracking of your kneecap, and give you the "popping" that you're feeling. Check with your surgeon to see if that's the case. If so, it should get better with physical therapy. ...Read more

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Can somebody give me advice my knee is catching and popping after knee surgery?

How long after?: Depends how long ago surgery was, and nature of surgery. If in early post op period (1st 4-6 wks) would not be too concerned as may resolve over time. Also if not associated with pain and not activity limiting likewise would not be concerned. If painful and fair amount of time since surgery repeat MRI may be warranted to ensure no meniscal or cartilage tearing to explain continued symptoms. ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Abscess?: If this "pimple" has turned into an abscess it will need to be drained to heal. An abscess walls itself off from the body, making it much less likely to be cleared up by antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am 4 weeks out from ACL surgery and my knee has been popping. Should I be concerned?

I am 4 weeks out from ACL surgery and my knee has been popping. Should I be concerned?

Orthopedic surgeon: I believe that you should notify your orthopedic surgeon about this symptom as he/she would want to know of any postoperative discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

Normal: As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement. If concerned, have your surgeon re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more

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When is TMJ bad enough for surgery? My jaw locks up multiple times a day and I cannot open it without it popping ever.

When is TMJ bad enough for surgery? My jaw locks up multiple times a day and I cannot open it without it popping ever.

TMJ surgery: TMJ surgery is last resort when all other less invasive treatment options have been exhausted. You should be evaluated by at least one if not two dentists with extensive training and expertise treating patients with TMJ/TMD. They are generally few & far between but worth the trip. If no one local, consider a local teaching university with a dental residency program or dental school. ...Read more

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Mri w/contrast: supraspinatus undersurface fraying. Surgery or heal on it's own? No pain, just loud popping with certain movements.

No surgery to allow-: It to settle down, since there is no pain. If any new ;/or severe symptoms develop then might need to reevaluate the situation at that time.
Pt and own exercises to keep ms strong would be helpful.
If getting worse see your orthopod.

Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Had sinoplasty surgery 2 months ago and will again in a month my jaw will not stop popping on left side it hurts really bad could it be from surgery?

Had sinoplasty surgery 2 months ago and will again in a month my jaw will not stop popping on left side it hurts really bad could it be from surgery?

Maybe: If you had general anesthesia with intubation (breathing tube inserted) then the jaw may have been open too wide which can cause TMJ. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes I loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes I loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

Need knee evaluation: There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact cause. If you didn't have an injury to the knee, you probably didn't re-tear the acl. ...Read more

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Clicking and popping in ankle area. Had surgery to shorten bone and did not help. Did shots and P.T getting worse. What is next step?

Clicking and popping in ankle area. Had surgery to shorten bone and did not help. Did shots and P.T getting worse. What is next step?

2nd opinion: If you are not getting a satisfactory answer and if you are having trouble, you might consider a second opinion. Popping when you move your foot would typically be caused by some form of subluxation or instability of the ligaments or tendons in the foot/ ankle. ...Read more

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I have a tare in my knee and I got surgery for it. But my knee is still popping and it hurts a lot and it bends in when my knee gets weak?

I have a tare in my knee and I got surgery for it. But my knee is still popping and it hurts a lot and it bends in when my knee gets weak?

See details: How long ago was the surgery? If the pain persists even after surgery discuss this with your orthopedist and consider a 2nd opinion if you are not satisfied. ...Read more

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Injuried knee. Knee popping and burning and aching, swelling in middle of know for a month. Is it a large tear. Do I need surgery?

Injuried knee. Knee popping and burning and aching, swelling in middle of know for a month. Is it a large tear. Do I need surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: You may not need surgery but you should have an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Internal derangement of the knee can be torn cartilage or ligament damage. Any appropriate tests, like a MRI, will be ordered if deemed advisable. Often treatment consists only of rest, cold applications, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. ...Read more

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My knee cap is dislocated n will not stop popping n snapping I saw a specailist about it how long will I have to waite for surgery to be booked?

My knee cap is dislocated n will not stop popping n snapping I saw a specailist about it how long will I have to waite for surgery to be booked?

Patella Dislocation: The patella dislocates laterally towards the outside of the knee in people with malalignments of the patella and patella tendon. Kicking, explosive and cutting sports increase the risk. Weakness of the vastus medialis muscle that tracks the patella in the midline is a factor. The cracking is called crepitus and is a sign of arthritis in the knee cap. Patella realignment is not a surgical emergency ...Read more

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I had knee surgery for a meniscus tear about 2 months ago. I am still having popping, locking, and giving way. I had this before surgery also help?

I had knee surgery for a meniscus tear about 2 months ago. I am still having popping, locking, and giving way. I had this before surgery also help?

Locking not normal: 2 months after arthroscopic knee surgery it is still normal to have some discomfort and mild swelling which can produce popping. As a surgeon, I get concerned if my patients still have locking 2 months after surgery. Although it can still occur from chondromalacia (cartilage irregularities especially under the knee cap), I offer my patients a repeat MRI to look for loose pieces or a retear. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my knee for my meniscus about a year ago it will be a year in October but for the pass week in a half I have be having pain in my knee and a popping feeling?

I had surgery on my knee for my meniscus about a year ago it will be a year in October but for the pass week in a half I have be having pain in my knee and a popping feeling?

Meniscus injury: If you sustained a new injury to the knee, you may have torn the meniscus again. If not, could be less serious. Would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Non painful knee popping 2 weeks after acl surgery. Is this normal?

Non painful knee popping 2 weeks after acl surgery. Is this normal?

Probably: Painless popping of the knee, even after surgery (including ACL surgery), is rarely a sign of any abnormality. ...Read more

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Is it common to have some popping in your knee after ACL surgery? It's been 3 weeks since surgery. The popping feels like I'm popping my knuckles.

Is it common to have some popping in your knee after ACL surgery? It's been 3 weeks since surgery. The popping feels like I'm popping my knuckles.

Popping in knee: It is a common occurrence for people to feel and hear snapping and popping in the knee. After ACL surgery your quadricep tendon becomes very weak and when this occurs your kneecap does not track as well in the groove of your knee. This makes it easy to hyperextend the knee and get this popping to occur. This will improve as your motion and quad gets stronger. Scar tissue also contributes to this. ...Read more