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What is the cause of a popping sensation in my shoulder joint?

What is the cause of a popping sensation in my shoulder joint?

Hard to tell: A lot of patients are concerned about their joints popping and grinding. Unfortunately, this is the least sensitive symptom of all when it relates to the diagnosis of joint disorder. Popping could be normal, a snapping tendon may cause it. Tendon rupture, bone dislocation may be causing it. I would ask you to report other symptoms you may be having to correctly guide you in further work up. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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What is the cause of a pain in my shoulder?

What is the cause of a pain in my shoulder?

Many Possibilities: Shoulder pain is a nonspecific finding so a lot more specific information and a detailed examination would be needed to give you clear diagnosis. If you have had this a while i recommend you have an evaluation with your primary physician and then perhaps a shoulder specialist if persistent. Learn more at: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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What could lead to a popping sensation in the shoulder joint?

What could lead to a popping sensation in the shoulder joint?

Crepitus: There are many causes for popping in the joint (crepitus). This can include but is not limited to bursitis, tendinitis, cartilage or labral tear, cartilage wear (arthritis), joint instability, and rotator cuff tears. If there is no associated pain, then likely you don't have to worry about it. If there is pain, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sharp pain in both arms between shoulder and elbow?

What is the cause of a sharp pain in both arms between shoulder and elbow?

Cervical disc: A central bulging disc can put pressure on the nerve to both arms giving you your findings. You need to see a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the cause of this pain in my knee and foot?

What is the cause of this pain in my knee and foot?

Many possibles: Arthritis, tendinitis, other possibilities. See an orthopedist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Why is there a kind of sharp pain in the inside of my neck?

Why is there a kind of sharp pain in the inside of my neck?

Pain: Neck pain can occur due to cervical strain,injury, DJD of cervical spine or infection. Suggest seeing a doctor if use of analgesics do not resolve symptoms or fever develops or condition worsens ...Read more

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I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem? What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem?  What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

Could be arthritis: The clicking and clunking can be arthritis or a cartilage tear. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that acts like a shock on a car. It goes in between the two bones. But like shocks on a car, it can wear out and tear. The second part of your question is the same thing. They are describing the part of the meniscus -- i.e. The root of the meniscus -- which is where it attaches to. ...Read more

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Sir, I have a severe heel pain in inner side of the heels which follow to the upper portion of the joint.It has burning sensation and pain.?

Sir, I have a severe heel pain in inner side of the heels which follow to the upper portion of the joint.It has burning sensation and pain.?

Heel pain: Pain on the inner side of the heels that extends up the inner side of the ankle is frequently caused by posterior tibial tendonitis. See a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What might cause a lot of pain in the fleshy part of my hand below the thumb?

What might cause a lot of pain in the fleshy part of my hand below the thumb?

Arthritis: The most common place for arthritis of the hand is at the base of the thumb. This can cause pain in the fleshy part of thumb, known as the thenar emminance. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having problems with pain and popping in my left wrist. The popping occurs in the outside part of my wrist when i make a twisting motion with my hand/wrist. Any ideas what this is?

I've been having problems with pain and popping in my left wrist. The popping occurs in the outside part of my wrist when i make a twisting motion with my hand/wrist. Any ideas what this is?

Probably ligaments: Popping and pain in any joint usually suggests a problem with the connections between bones and bones (ligaments) and bones and muscles (tendons). Injury and overuse from job or play can irritate or injure these areas. Most of the time, rest and otc anti-inflammatories can help. Manual medicine can help. Splints can help. If continues or worsens get a good exam to calrify the problem. ...Read more

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I have pain right in the middle of the ball of my foot. Is this a common condition?

I have pain right in the middle of the ball of my foot. Is this a common condition?

Metarsalgia: You have the condition called metasalgia.It can be caused by physical activities like running and jumping, it can also be caused by wearing ill fitting shoes. Conservative treatment like ice and rest, can often relieve the symotoms.A proper footwear withshock absorping insoles or arch supports may be all you need to prevent future problem with metasarglia. ...Read more

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What causes a pain in the knees?

What causes a pain in the knees?

Many causes: Osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, chondromalasia, medial or lateral meniscus tear, collateral ligament tear, intra-articulate hemorrhage from trauma or bleeding disorders, joint effusion, and osgood schlater syndrome. ...Read more

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I have popping sensations in the leftside of chest that causes pain in left side of head. Is this a heart attack?

I have popping sensations in the leftside of chest that causes pain in left side of head. Is this a heart attack?

ECHO and CT: It could be due to a leaky heart valve (aortic valve), aortic aneurysm, or due to migraine. The best way is to get a ct scan of the chest and head. An examination of the heart wiht an echocardiogram will help rule out a valve problem. Of course migraine usually does not get diagnosed with either of the tests. ...Read more

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I have a painful irritated throat with swelling in the sides of my neck and popping in the ears. What is this?

I have a painful irritated throat with swelling in the sides of my neck and popping in the ears. What is this?

Probably a URI: It sounds like you may have an upper respiratory infection or uri. It sounds like you may have a mild sore throat, possible swollen glands, nasal congestion, stuffed ears which is common with a uri. Should resolve on its own in a few days, but if not, you may want to get checked out by a medical provider as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is causing a painful burning sensation in the back and arms?

Pain in back and arm: If it's symmetrical, this could be related to impingement or compression of nerves in your cervical/upper thoracic spine regions. Consult with a neurologist who can help localize the source and recommend further tests. ...Read more

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What could cause a loud popping in the center of the back of the neck as i open my mouth to eat?

What could cause a loud popping in the center of the back of the neck as i open my mouth to eat?

TMJoint clicks: More than likely you are hearing clicks in your jaw joint(s). See a dentist who has extensive experience in treating patients with tmd\tmjoint issues for an evaluation and conservative treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a migraine causes pain in the jaw and numbness in the fingers and toes?

What does it mean when a migraine causes pain in the jaw and numbness in the fingers and toes?

Good question: Really good question but i can't see any relationship with migraines and toe numbness. Have you had an MRI or scan? You should discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain in my collar bone and numbness in both arms?

What is the cause of pain in my collar bone and numbness in both arms?

Numbness = nerves: Numbness is mostly caused by nerve problems, and in this case it is typically coming from the neck. Both sides means stenosis(narrowing) instead of herniated disc. Have your neck checked by orthopedic or neuro surgery. May need MRI or ncs/emg. Don't ignore. Constant symptoms are worse and may indicate tumor or infection. ...Read more

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