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My ankle cracks sometimes after i rest or in the mornings. No pain when this happenes what could this be?

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

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My ankle cracks when i move it sometimes after sitting for awhile it cracks every day r 2 what could be wrong?

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

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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

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 more

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I am experiencing ankle pain. My ankle cracks when I walk. Can you tell me what's wrong?

I am experiencing  ankle pain. My ankle cracks when I walk. Can you tell me what's wrong?

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 more

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I injured my calcaneus 7 months ago. Still sore and ankle cracks all the time, should I be concerned?

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

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My ankle 'cracks' a often when walking around what is the cause of this? (similar effect to when people crack their knuckles)

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Wat is it when u crack ur ankles constantly?

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

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When i rotate my ankle it cracks. What could this be?

When i rotate my ankle it cracks.  What could this be?

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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Why do my ankles crack when I walk?

Could be : Gas expelling from the joint capsule of the ankle, could be peroneal tendons c iming out of their anatomical groove, Similiarly the FHL tendon can do this in the back of the ankle by the talus. ...Read more