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What Makes My Wrist Crack
Joint popping: Joint popping is common with restriction of joints. In general the pop allows for freedom of motion. If pop causes pain it should be evaluated. ...Read more
Depends...: Any pain with the 'cracks'? Altered wrist mechanics from a cartilage or ligament tear can cause abnormal, and normally painful clicking around the wrist after trauma. Some nonpainful clicking around the wrist can be normal as long as they do not impede motion or cause discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When ever i move my wrist, it cracks and it hurts. it only happens in my right wrist and it has been happening for a while. should i get it checked?
My wrist makes a very loud crack/clunk noise whenever I move it clockwise or anti-clockwise, also when I move it up down, side to side. Like grinding?
Typically this sound: is generated when a little tendon or other structure in the complex wrist joint shifts around a bone. This is more common in some with unique anatomy or as a result of injury, perhaps not recognized. If there is no pain or restricted motion it is probably fine to just watch it. Most would suggest trying to avoid making it happen; theoretically it might make the tendons looser. Stay well:) ...Read more
I guess I slept on my wrist wrong last night and at some point I woke up and cracked it, and now it hurts pretty bad, what happened? What should I do?
Wrist pain; rest it: If you are young and healthy, your body will heal itself if you give it time. This is a soft-tissue problem (ie you strained a tendon or ligament). Just rest it for a couple days. Limit keyboard time, writing, lifting with that hand. Consider taking some ibuprofen (600 mg every 6 hrs). Don't smoke - that slows down healing. ...Read more
Ok so im a gymanast and my wrist started to crack when i rotated it and now it hurts to hold myself in a handstand, front support, and swinging on bar?
Physical exam first: An exam by your doctor is the first place to start. S/he may order an Xray if there is concern for a fracture. If the Xray is clear you may have a problem with your cartilage that only an MRI can see. Don't ignore this, because gymnastics shouldn't be painful. Your problem will get worse without a proper evaluation and a plan to correct it. Good luck! ...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
Maybe: Without an examination it would be difficult to say in this kind of forum. Some people just pop at there joints as they age. A good rule of thumb ( no pun intended ) if it hurts go get in checked out by your doc. Pain is your body's way of sending you a distress signal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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