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Doctor insights on: What Could Be Causing My Right Elbow To Pop And Crack And Have Pains In It

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What could be causing my right elbow to pop and crack and have pains in it?

What could be causing my right elbow to pop and crack and have pains in it?

Inflammation...: Any old injury to the elbow? This could be from inflammation from over use, arthritis in the elbow, inflamed tendons snapping over each other. If this isn't from an acute injury, has been going on for weeks to months, and ice/ibuprofen isn't helping, you should probably get checked out by your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Elbow cracks loudly when I tense and move it. No pain, but sometimes stiff. Has since I was hit by a car on that arm years ago. Can it cause problems?

Elbow cracks loudly when I tense and move it. No pain, but sometimes stiff. Has since I was hit by a car on that arm years ago. Can it cause problems?

Cracking joints: Painless cracking of joints is common. Some people can reproduce cracking joints by doing certain maneuvers, like cracking the knuckles. Painless joint cracking is usually caused by either tendon or air movement around the joint. If there is no pain, I wouldn't worry to much. Stiffness may be from repetitively cracking the elbow, so try to avoid voluntarily doing this and see if stiffness resolves ...Read more

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What causes your elbow joint to crack when you try to hyperextend your arm?

Normal anatomy: It's normal anatomy and physiology for this to happen, especially as we get older. Not to worry. ...Read more

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My fore arm from my wrist to elbow cracks very loud when i wave. Why is this? My fingers also bend back more than usual, could that cause the cracking

My fore arm from my wrist to elbow cracks very loud when i wave. Why is this? My fingers also bend back more than usual, could that cause the cracking

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Squatted with poor posture (forced my head up while BODY squating) upper left back cracked. Now my shoulder blade/elbow/pinky goes numb off/on. Cause?

Squatted with poor posture (forced my head up while BODY squating) upper left back cracked. Now my shoulder blade/elbow/pinky goes numb off/on. Cause?

Radiculopathy: It may be a radiculopathy from the neck. When a nerve becomes pinched or irritated in the neck it can cause pain or numbness that runs into the arm; I suspect this is what occurred. Don't hesitate to be seen if it does not get better quickly. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade cracked;nowleft arm goes tingling once in awhile. Can injured left shoulder cause me to feel more discomfort on elbow than my shoulder?

Shoulder blade cracked;nowleft arm goes tingling once in awhile. Can injured left shoulder cause me to feel more discomfort on elbow than my shoulder?

Tingling in arm: may be due to nerve or vascular compression (more often the former). The injury that resulted in the shoulder blade fracture may have caused another problem. (nerve root, brachial plexus, peripheral nerve ) Sometimes traction to the ulnar nerve causes parasthesias down to the hand and discomfort around the elbow. A good neurological-exam possibly an EMG-NCS may need to be done to sort this out. ...Read more

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What can cause severe shoulder pain (radiates down towards elbow) and popping with a normal MRI? Also didn't get better with physical therapy.

What can cause severe shoulder pain (radiates down towards elbow) and popping with a normal MRI? Also didn't get better with physical therapy.

Popping: As for the popping that is generally just a normal variant. The question on the pain is, is the MRI of the neck or shoulder. IF the shoulder was it done with contrast or without? There are some things like labral tears (if you play sports) that could cause pain. Also, how long have you had the pain. Sometimes there is an injury that is minor and can't be seen but is painful. Give it 6-8 week ...Read more

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Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Rheumatology: While it is possible you might have had a reaction to your deodorant; the presence of a rash, pain and swelling in the joints can also suggest a possible rheumatologist condition, such as lupus for example. So if it does not clear up quickly, you might benefit from a rheumatologist workup. ...Read more

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Why do both my shoulders pop and crack causing pain numdness and weakness in my arms elbows and wrist hands?

Instability or nerve: Painful pop and click in shoulder may represent instability but this could also be emanating from your neck with a nerve issue. ...Read more