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Wat Is It When U Crack Ur Ankles Constantly
Cracking - need inf: Cracking can suggest movement of tissues. This can be bone slipping, tendons sliding or some other movement. Which side of the ankle? Is it both ankles or one ankle? Is there swelling also? Is the ankle collapsing? Is there pain when this happens? Can you feel anything when thsi happens? Can it be either active or passive motion? We will need more information. ...Read more
19 years old why does my ankle & wrist etc constantly crack? Guessing bc I injure ankle and wrist constantly when I play basketball.
Walking boot on/off for ~8 months treating sesamoid pain; followed up with PT. Since the boot, ankle feels tight and constantly cracks....why? Bad?
Change boot: Follow up with podiatrist as the boot is too tight and needs to be changed, may be ...Read more
Tapping/Pumping feeling up/down L leg. Is it blood flow, nerves, musc. Spasms? Near constant. L leg only from above crack down to outer ankle side.
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor and a neurologist can evaluate to see what might be going on. From this question, it's hard to tell exactly what sensations one is feeling. Some patients with a condition called arachnoiditis have sensations that may feel like insects crawling on the skin or water trickling down the leg. Arachnoiditis is an inflammation of one of the linings of the spinal cord. ...Read more
My left hip constantly feels like it needs to crack or "pop" and sonetimes my leg springs back when I sit indian style and other pistions as well?
Misalignment: In my experience, when parts of the skeleton feel they need to pop or crack, you are misaligned and trying to literally adjust yourself. A visit with your doc will help figure out more details. A physical therapist can offer a great deal of useful advice, exercises, and therapies. Massage may help as can a good chiropractor. ...Read more
Bad if it hurts: Otherwise not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
What does it mean if I constantly need to crack my knee, by squatting/extending, to relieve discomfort? Recently prescribed a heel wedge for that leg.
My knees hurt when it rains and gets cold, and at times I can't bend them, they also crack really loud what should I do? I banged my knees of sidewalk when I was 2, I've also had fluid in the knees constantly, I tore a muscle in my leg about 4 years ago,
Sharp L hip pain front/back and inside of leg- movement, standing & walking- constant aching when resting, started 15hrs ago. Cracked 3 times since.?
Hi, I've been having to constantly pop/crack my big toe on my left foot, it's the same for my thumb on my left hand. Is this serious?
See details: Unless there is pain associated with it, it is not an issue. ...Read more
What causes ur body to b stiff specifically after a workout? Why would my joints crack so much when I workout? Knee/ foot/ankle painful after wo.
Exercise...especially without the proper "stretching" og our muscles prior to the exercise we "break" microscopic blood vessels and they bleed a very very small amount of blood! This is like an INTERNAL bruise!!! We call it a "charliehorse" or STIFFNESS!
Your joints are YOUNG and have CARTILAGE which is LIVING TISSUE!! Same rules apply!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have an urge to crack my ankles at night. When I have the urge, it becomes painful if I don't crack them. What could this be?
Get cracking.: There are several reasons that are considered to make your joints crack. Nitrogen gas, tendon snap are the most popular. It is generally thought that it causes no harm. If it becomes a problem, then you will need to seek the help from a specialist. ...Read more
Gas: The cracking you are hearing is gases, such as nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, escaping from the fluid in your joint. This occurs when you put pressure on your joint and stretch it out. It does not cause harm and is the same reason you hear a noise when you crack your knuckles. ...Read more
Joint cracking: Cracking of joints is common and probably nothing to worry about. Ligaments can make these noises as they get tight rapidly when the joint is moving. Crackimg may be due to a tendon snapping over or around the joint. Or nitrogen bubbles in the fluid inside the joint may be rapidly brought into or out of solution when the joints are moving. ...Read more
May be normal!: Lots of people have joints that pop or crack when they move them, and most of the time if it's not painful, it's not a problem. If there is pain when they make noise, see a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Burst outloud: Typically cracking of the joints is caused by bursting of gas bubbles in the joint fluid. The gas is normally dissolved in the joint fluid. When the joint is stretched, the pressure is lowered in the joint. This lowered pressure causes the gas to come out of solution violently causing a "pop" or "crack". I know of no evidence that this is bad. In fact, it usually makes the joint feel better. ...Read more
No: If happened with motion not unusual. See a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: Talk to your employer. Each injury is evaluated separately and does not guarantee a claim. ...Read more
A few reasons: Ligamentous laxity, decreased joint space between the bones, previous injury...Hard to say definitively. However, at 40 years old, you have to remember hormonal changes occurring can create laxity in the ankle support ligaments. This is the most plausible reason. Continue workouts, but pay attention specific areas that are achy. If still concerned, see a foot ankle specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My ankle cracks sometimes after I rest or in the mornings. No pain when this happenes what could this be?
Tendon issues: The most common thing that fits what you're describing is perineal tendon subluxation. If you put your hand over the lateral malleolus and move your foot you can feel the tendons snapping where they pass around a groove in the bone. This is usually not a problem but if it does cause you pain there are surgical procedures to correct it. ...Read more
I have a pain in my ankle. Second time this year. Feels like it needs to crack back into place. Is it gout?
Very unlikely: Gout is an excruciatingly painful condition in which small crystals are concentrated in (usually) one joint. The most common joint affected is the big toe. It is usually seen in people who have a lot of alcohol and red meats. A good evaluation by a physician or podiatrist can determine if your symptoms are from gout (unlikely) or from tendonitis, ligament laxity, or mechanical/functional cause. ...Read more
My ankle cracks when I move it sometimes after sitting for awhile it cracks every day r 2 what could be wrong?
At your age zero: Cracking of the joints in the morning or after rest is quite normal unless it is associated with pain, swelling or dysfunction (like locking of the joint). ...Read more
Physically fit, but now I have stopped playing sport altogether and my ankles have begun to crack a lot, why is this?
See below: May be that the tendons and ligaments are tightening up and when you stretch you may get the popping sound. ...Read more
Keep needing to and feeling like rolling my ankle til it cracks. Now it keeps feeling like I have to crack it! Why! ?
You may have: Could be you just pulled and strained the tendon or you may have fractured even perhaps hairline fracture you should see your doctor for a proper evaluation especially since it is bothering you so ...Read more
I can always crack my ankles and wrists. It never hurts, just sounds like a popping sound then I rotate them. What causes this?
Crack ankle: This is usually a tendon sort of snapping in and out of the groove in which they travel. Unless they slip out of the groove and do not slip back there is no problem with this. At the ankle forced dorsiflexion and eversion causes the popping sound ...Read more
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