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foot snaps/pops/crunches

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  • Posted By: lifeisadimension
  • September 8, 2008
  • 10:34 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 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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  • If there is no pain with these sounds then I would say mild arthritis from the fractures or swelling of the joints in the area of the fracture similar to when you crack your fingers,maybe think about seeing a rheumatologist if it gets worse over time.
    simidrm 36 Replies
    • September 9, 2008
    • 02:55 AM
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