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Popping joint & uncomfort

Posted by GAry R. on 11/19/03 at 11:47 (137958)

I'm a 62 year old white male and was a jogger until a month ago when I began having a slight pain after running my normal 3 miles 3x per week. Then I notice that when walking, especially barefooted, a popping sound and a feeling like a joint is catching & then releasing. This is right in the center ball of the foot where it flexes as I walk. The pain is not severe, but I have altered my normal step to try & alleviate the uncomfortable feeling of the joint popping. Now when I'm on my feet a lot my knee hurts probably from the unnatural stride.

Do you think I have wore out the joint or is arthritis setting in?

Re: Popping joint & uncomfort

Aly R. on 11/19/03 at 13:40 (137977)

Hi Gary,

You should be checked out by a podiatrist - you don't want to play 'wait and see' with foot problems - long term / chronic and debilitating pain can result. Pls get checked out and let us know what is said.

Good luck!