Bone & Joint Conditions

Why do my ankles pop when I walk?

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  • This popping or grinding that you hear is called crepidus. Generally, this is caused by cartilage, a tissue that lines the joints, surfaces rubbing together or may even be due to tendon movement over bony surfaces. If pain is associated with these noises, you should consult a medical professional.

    (This answer provided for NATA by Kathryn J. Larko, MPA, ATC, CES.)

  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Popping ankle

    If your ankles pop painlessly, you probably don't have a health problem, but painful ankle popping often signifies a more serious condition. In this video, Dr. Oz, Dr. Mike Clark, and Dr. Vonda Wright discuss what ankle pain could mean for your body.

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