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Standing Side Crunches
Stop doing crunches.: Isometric abdominal toning exercises that should not cause the symptoms are on the web. See your doctor for a diagnosis; if you are pregnant, your doctor may offer an ultrasound to help diagnose the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
My neck stays cramped, swells and uncomfortable. It crunches and has a knot on left side. It crunches when you massage it. What could this be?
Multiple issues,: There appears to be several things going on. A physician consult and studies, ie X-Ray, CT, MRI may be indicated. The crunching sounds like crepitus from a tendonitis or bone spurs. The swelling may come from muscular spasm which can be secondary to a multitude of problems with the cervical spine. A trial of warm moist compresses, massage,Motrin or Naprosyn may help. PT if appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more
Avid runner when doing side crunch after a longer tougher run can hear/feel air being forced out? Lasted weeks mild pneumothorax?
Hard to say: Without an X-ray it would be very hard to diagnose this based in your symptoms. If it is a pneumothorax but it's not affecting your breathing it might be small. To be sure- especially if you are having trouble breathing you should be seen. ...Read more
My neck makes a "crunch" sound whenever i tilt my head to the side. Sometimes my neck makes a popping sound with every footstep. Why? I'm only 17.
Crepitus : That is called crepitus. It is a similar thing that happens when you pop your knuckles. ...Read more
Recent question!! 26/f stomach pains on "left" side not right sorry, hurts when I breath and my stomach expands or bending or twisting no crunches?
Left upper abd pain: Any flu-like symptoms like coughing? Costochondritis can cause significant pain. How long ago was the C-section done? Any pain when you push in that area or associated with eating? Thanks for the clarification of which side. The colonic flexure and spleen occupy the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. H/o stomach ulcer? If so, tylenol, no NSAIDS. Try ice pack. If severe or short of breath, ER. ...Read more
Menopausal; just turned 51 on 1/28. Just joined gym on 29th. Working elliptical machine + planks + crunches. Light spotting +cramps on right side.Why?
Overdoing it ?: If you just joined a gym and are doing all those exercises without gradually easing your way into an exercise regimen, you are overdoing it. You may have pulled a muscle, but if you are spotting you should definitely see your gyn if you are menopausal. Any bleeding after menopause is abnormal until proven otherwise. ...Read more
I injured my side leaning over a shelf-heard a crunch-no broken ribs but a lipoma. Does this have side effects-my arms have been achy since.?
I have had a stiff neck for some time on one side extending to shoulder. Also increasingly annoyin tinnitus. Nausea occasionally i work at a computer, and i also do gym, which involves crunches and this strains the neck. I had thought that this was the ca
There : There are many potential causes to your stated clinical symptoms. Stiff neck by it self can be caused by extraneous and/or sustained activities in or around the neck area. They can occur with no clear cause too. The tinnitus and eye floaters can be independent of the stiff neck however. Apparently one affects hearing and the other one vision. A visit to your primary care doctor should be in order. From neurological perspective, they could all be from the same etiology, especially if they are on the same side of the body. In the latter case, some form of brain imaging (mri or ct scan) should be considered. ...Read more
Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?
More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more
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