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foot snaps/pops/crunches

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  • Posted By: lifeisadimension
  • September 8, 2008
  • 10:37 PM

What does this mean?

When I first put even slight weight on my almost healed right foot after not walking or standing, that foot pops/snaps/crunces behind the medial sesamoid region and/or also along the fifth metatarsal. I can definitely hear and/or feel this. There is no pain with the pop/snap/crunch.

I'm wondering if the fractured ends are doing this because the fractures healed with separated ends.


On July 4th, 2008, I stopped running due to extreme pain in right foot. As of today, 9/8/8, been wearing a podiatrist provided foot "boot" for 5 (3 more to go) weeks to treat 3 apparent stress fractures (as shown by an MRI):

1. medial sesamoid: (bone contusion, possible chronic mid body fracture or repetitive trauma to bipartite, enlarged, thick sclerotic periphery, effusion within the joint space)

2. fifth metatarsal: (bone contusion, oblique fracture at surgical neck; capitol fragment in good alignment no displacement, edema & inflammation)

3. third metatarsal: (minimal diffuse bone contusion with cortical thickening, possible previous fracture of proximal shaft well into healing)

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  • Since there is no pain on these pops, crunch's,a mild form of arthritis may be occuring at the injury site,kinda common on bone breaks for arthritis to set in,or could just be a little inflamation in the surrounding joints popping like if you were to "crack"your fingers.
    simidrm 36 Replies
    • September 9, 2008
    • 02:13 AM
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