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Why my back pops when I walk?

Why my back pops when I walk?

Normal.: Joint popping is normal. Not a sign of pathology. If it is not associated with pain, then don't worry about it. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Why does my back pop when I walk?

Why does my back pop when I walk?

Only theories: Why joints sound like Rice Krispies Cereal (snap, crackle, and pop!) with no pain & normal functioning is a topic of debate. If your back does not hurt and you have no other symptoms like numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of bowel or bladder control, then don't worry. Try stretching before hand and "get the kinks out." first. My kiddo can twist and all her vertebra would pop sequentially! Ew! ...Read more

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Lifted my son up two steps yesterday and felt a popping sensation in my back followed by a lot of pain it hurts to walk or lie down should I see gp?

Lifted my son up two steps yesterday and felt a popping sensation in my back followed by a lot of pain it hurts to walk or lie down should I see gp?

Absolutely: You may need nsaid's, muscle relaxers and possibly some pain medication for "breakthrough" pain. If you have weakness, go to the ed immediately, if not, then get in to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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The leftside of my tailbone hurts, its uncomfortable to lay on my back, it causes a popping that triggers a sharp pain. It hurts to walk?

The leftside of my tailbone hurts, its uncomfortable to lay on my back, it causes a popping that triggers a sharp pain. It hurts to walk?

Sacroiliac joint: Could be a sacroiliac joint problem or referred pan from a low back problem. Have an evaluation to make a DX for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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3 days ago popping in back of thigh felt/heard husband heard too Been RICE pain getting worse Hard time straightening leg painful to walk?

3 days ago popping in back of thigh felt/heard husband heard too Been RICE pain getting worse Hard time straightening leg painful to walk?

Sounds like: You may have a HAMSTRING tear.... (Its a big tendon and partial tears are quite common!!) Continue RICE and ask your PCP for a referral to a Board Certified Orthopedist. Recently Platelet Rich Plasma has been used in the treatment of such tears. First a Diagnosis!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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My (L) knee been hurting & when I walk it feels like its popping out then back in on the sides &after it did that it started swelling up and red.

My (L) knee been hurting & when I walk it feels like its popping out then back in on the sides &after it did that it started swelling up and red.

Exam would help: Hard to diagnose knee problems in this forum. Based on the "popping" there is a good chance this is mechanical (torn meniscus for example). In the absence of injury, then problems like infection, autoimmune disease, tumor would be considered. If this is recurring; let your doctor know. You may be cleared with a simple physical exam and/or xray, or you may benefit from seeing the specialist. ...Read more

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My knee has been dislocating but I put it back in place. This time it got doslocated and I had a hard time putting it back in place and after I did, it started hurting and I can't walk. I already put a brace on and a ligament or bone kept popping out of p

My knee has been dislocating but I put it back in place. This time it got doslocated and I had a hard time putting it back in place and after I did, it started hurting and I can't walk. I already put a brace on and a ligament or bone kept popping out of p

See OrthopedicMDasap: I think you need to make an appointment with an Orthooedic Specialist as soon as possible as your knee is unstable. Keep the brace on and use crutches till you see the specialist of go to nearest ER as you may have severe ligament injury. Make sure you have feeling of touch and pain in the leg below the knee and normal circulation. Do not take any chances as you should have consulted ortho earlier ...Read more

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After going for a walk I feel little popping sensations n my thighs there is no pain & goes away after a few minutes why does this happen?

After going for a walk I feel little popping sensations n my thighs there is no pain & goes away after a few minutes why does this happen?

There are: Some mysteries which may remain unresoved; it may be muscle spasms or you may have a poor filtration for physical sensations. Popping that doesn't hurt, I wouldn't worry about. If it hurts or you can't walk, go see ur doc. Otherwise I would try not to think about it, honestly. Sorry couldn't b more helpful. ...Read more

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Brief clicking/popping sensation in head when I walk? What's the cause?

Brief clicking/popping sensation in head when I walk? What's the cause?

DJD: Probably mild degenerative disease. Without pain or numbness don't worry! ...Read more

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I fell on my ankle pretty bad and I heard a loud popping noise I can't walk?

I fell on my ankle pretty bad and I heard a loud popping noise I can't walk?

Sprain vs Fracture: Most likely have torn the ATF or CF ligament. Need Xray and examination to ensure not rotationally unstable.
See orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my Achilles tendon is making a popping noise whenever I walk? How can I fix it?

Should I be worried if my Achilles tendon is making a popping noise whenever I walk? How can I fix it?

See below: Most likely it's not the achilles but the ankle joint and it is perfectly normal as long as the popping is not associated with a sharp pain. If the tendon feels weak or has been injured a boot or brace may be warranted. ...Read more

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Why is my knee swollen and popping when I walk?

Why is my knee swollen and popping when I walk?

Something new?: Swelling from knee can be from trauma/injury, infection (i.E lyme disease), gout, and rheumatologic diseases etc. Sometime effusion/swelling occurs without known cause. When it is swollen, the knee is less stable and popping and "giving-out" can occur. Take it easy, becareful walking on uneven ground/steps. Motrin/aleve may help. Consult doc to find the cause/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have this popping in my hip when I walk/run?

What do I do if I have this popping in my hip when I walk/run?

See chiro: I would start with a good chiropractor - in York I recommend Dr. Kevin Owens! He may be able to stretch the hip flexors and alleviate the popping. ...Read more

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When I walk I feel popping in my right hip and it also makes a noise. It has been doing this a lot lately. What could it be?

When I walk I feel popping in my right hip and it also makes a noise. It has been doing this a lot lately. What could it be?

Hip popping: It sounds like your it band could be tight and slipping over the hip area. It can make a click/pop/grinding sound when you walk.
It band tightness is very common in runners. ...Read more

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My knee hurts makes a popping noise everytime I walk and bend it but doesn't hurt to run, walk or stand on it

My knee hurts makes a popping noise everytime I walk and bend it but doesn't hurt to run, walk or stand on it

No Pain=OK: In general a noisy, painless joint is nothing to worry about. The structures within the joint - ligaments&tendons can move when you move and make noise. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Popping knees w/some pain & grinding @ the topswhen I walk. Good xrays & minimal pain, but popping constant. Would knee braces help? I do pt. I'm 25.

Popping knees w/some pain & grinding @ the topswhen I walk. Good xrays & minimal pain, but popping constant. Would knee braces help? I do pt. I'm 25.

Yes: Most likely the popping is due to a condition call patella chondromalacia.Braces will help is the patellas are tracking laterally. Only specials x-ray will demostrate if you have that codition. Pt will help also. ...Read more

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What is wrong with the base of big toe. So much pain, redness, swollen, can't really walk on it and it keeps cracking and popping when I do walk on it?

What is wrong with the base of big toe. So much pain, redness, swollen, can't really walk on it and it keeps cracking and popping when I do walk on it?

Hallux Limitus: Hallux limitus is a painful arthritic condition of the big toe joint where the toe meets the foot. Cortisone injections, icing, antiinflammatories, and orthotics are very helpful. Ultimately you may need surgery to clean out the joint and decompress the joint for more motion. You may also be suffering from an acute gout attack of the joint. The treatment is similar. See a podiatrist! ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my right knee. Hurts to run/walk, lots of popping. Hurts to bend it as well. What might this be?

Sharp pain in my right knee. Hurts to run/walk, lots of popping. Hurts to bend it as well. What might this be?

Chondromalacia: There are several possibilities that could explain what is going on. These include patellar tendonitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, patellofemoral syndrome, patellar chondromalacia, hamstring spasm amongst others. It is best to see a Sport medicine or PMR specialist for a thorough evaluation and referral to PT for quad training. In the meantime ice and anti-inflammatories as needed are recommended ...Read more

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I did the splits and heard and felt a loud popping sound behind my thigh. It hurts to walk and feels very weak. Very tender. Get it checked out?

I did the splits and heard and felt a loud popping sound behind my thigh. It hurts to walk and feels very weak. Very tender. Get it checked out?

Yes: I would recommend having it checked out. There most likely isn't anything emergent you should go to the er with, but you could have damaged any one of a number of muscles/attachment or tendons and you will need a physical exam to clarify which of these this is, including possible hamstring injury. I would recommend seeing a sports doc tomorrow if you can. ...Read more

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Ankle Pain in both feet, been going on for about a 1 1/2 years, so bad I need to soak in ice water every two hours to walk semi-normal. Popping too.

Ankle Pain in both feet, been going on for about a 1 1/2 years, so bad I need to soak in ice water every two hours to walk semi-normal. Popping too.

Could be multiple: Issues, for your age most likely would be a tendon issue unless you have had trauma to both ankles. It could be related to your foot structure and you might need orthtotics in your shoes. But you should have them X-rayed if you have not. ...Read more