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Why Arm Popping
See orthopedist: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Elbow popping: Can be due to some tendons rubbing over eachother or a bony prominence while under tension, or due to some distraction inside of the joint during lifting that allows gas to escape from the joint fluid (similar to cracking our knuckles). Sometimes, the joint is not sliding- but 'jumping' thought a range of motion under heavy load, but that could be damaging the joint surface. Make sure you stretch! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stiff neck that clicks when i move it, pins and needles from neck down right arm. R shoulder pain. What should I do? Numbness in arm- dead arm?
Several choices: Did you sustain trauma? Is this from overuse? Have you injured your shoulder in the past? What activities cause the symptoms? I recommend seeing an orthopaedic surgeon who treats shoulder conditions. ...Read more
Displaced disk: The disk in the jaw joint (TMJ) is displaced. This can result in clicking and/or popping. In some cases it progressed to jaw pain, limited opening, jaw locking and headaches. Clicking alone does not require treatment. If you clench and or grind your teeth, this can make things worse. If you need advice, or your condition progresses, see a TMJ specialist. ...Read more
Radiating pain: Shoulder problem could radiating pain to elbow, such as trigger point. ...Read more
Why does my wrist pop when I rotate it? Why does my wrist and arm fall asleep really fast? And, Also, Why does my wrist feel like it is spazzing out?
Internal vs external: Two broad types of hip snapping are more common. Internal snapping of the large psoas tendon that is juxtaposed to the anterior capsule can cause symptomatic internal deep snapping that is often audible to the patient and physician. External snapping hip is generally due to the iliotibial band snapping across the prominence of the femoral greater trochanteric bone. Examination confirms diagnosis. ...Read more
Hard to say: Many joints make noise, and without accompanying pain, it is unlikely to be a cause for concern. Sometimes is may be an indication that there is malalignment or cartilage damage, but generally there is no relationship between the amount of painless popping and internal damage. ...Read more
My shoulders, elbows, wrist and ankles pop like sound when begining to lift weights. Can it mean arthritus?
Depends: Wrist popping or clunking is very common. Some of us (myself included)are predisposed to this because of our anatomy and congenital development. Others develop symptoms as a result of an injury (old or new). If it doesn't hurt and there is no dysfunction, it's probably ok. If you are at all concerned, see your doctor or a wrist specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Sudden shoulder pain. It hurts when i breath, yawn, move my shoulder arms, head or neck, sniffle, cough, burp. It hurts when I do anything?
Shoulder pain: Get an evaluation with your primary care doctor first. Suggest a shoulder xray and a chest xray with a general medical exam. ...Read more
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