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What Should I Do If My Ankle Cracks A Lot
No: If happened with motion not unusual. See a doctor for evaluation. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I want to know why my ankle cracks or makes loud noises all the time since I sprained it twice in a month?ankle hurts behind the ankle. 6 months later
Joint Sublimation: Actually, the cracking noise is caused by sublimation, or transition between fluid and gas states that occurs as the synovial fluid becomes less viscous with chronic joint arthritis. Pressure builds on one side of the joint, and tiny gas bubbles pop out on the low pressure side. It is an indication of joint inflammation and should be examined by a specialist if there is accompanying pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: Injury or no injury? Swelling or no swelling? Any overuse activities liking hiking, running or sports? Pain on the front, inside, outside or back? Cracking is not necessarily associated with the pain, or can be a sign of swelling, with enlarged soft tissues or fluid in the joint or around ligaments/tendons. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughters ankle cracks when she walks. Injured it falling off a balance beam 10 mo. ago. Now anytime she exercises the ankle swells and is painfu?
Plotkin: Get and wear an ankle brace all day and night off for shower only air inflatable is best ...Read more
I injured my calcaneus 7 months ago. Still sore and ankle cracks all the time, should I be concerned?
I would be...: The calcaneus generally heals quite quickly from most simple trauma. If you have problems. It's time to get another evaluation and x-ray to see what's going on! ...Read more
My ankle 'cracks' a often when walking around what is the cause of this? (similar effect to when people crack their knuckles)
It's either: Gas expelling from the ankle joint capsule, or your peroneal tendons moving out of their groove in the region behind the ankle. ...Read more
Left ankle cracks quite a bit when I walk all of a sudden, doesn't hurt but annoying feeling. Anything to help it from cracking? Food, supplement or?
Varies: It varies a little based upon the cause of the "cracking". If it has some degree of instability, it can help to strengthen the ankle. You can buy a resistance band and strengthen your ankle and it may potentially help. Also, don't hesitate to be seen if you are having enough trouble with it for an accurate diagnosis. Supplements unlikely to be if any benefit. ...Read more
I have a really tight ligament in my foot, and my doctor said it was rare and almost everytime i walk my ankle cracks. What would be good for the pain?
Bone healed in 5 th metatarsal fracture.. Does nerve damage cause swelling & pain in foot ankle leg thigh and my hip? Ankle cracks some painfull
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
My ankle cracked when I was playing basketball last week it hurt a lot and got swelled up but the pain is gone and its still swollen?
I can crack my elbows multiple times A day for years. (Just by extending them/strtching) is this normal? Also inside of right leg a lot a day.
Yes: Cracking joints are thought to be due to small gas bubbles in the joints. It is totally normal. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Is it bad that I crack my neck easily by bringing one leg perpendicular to the other side while laying on my back. Lot of lower vertebrae crack?
I hope not: Because I do that all the time. I think it's a great stretch. Seriously, it's fine. It's just noise. From ligaments and cartilege and such. You will find the noise increases as you get older! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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