Cracking sound in foot

My right foot has been painful with no relief from ibuprofen. While walking it cracked which caused extreme pain and made bearing weight impossible. I can walk on the heel but cannot roll the foot forward due to intense pain. The cracking has happened before and x-rays did not find any breaks. The foot is bruised on top right side (little toe side). Last time my middle toe bruised. Icing, compression and massage help some. My orthopaedic doctor was unable to determine cause of painful cracking. Any ideas what is cracking and what I can do to prevent it from happening?

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  1. Foot.com

    Hello and thank you for you question. I’m not quite sure on what you mean “cracking”. If you mean like a joint is cracking that can be arthritis changes or instability in your foot. I would ensure that you are doing proper releasing of the foot daily, followed by stretches and integration of proper footwear. You can roll the bottom of your foot on a golf ball or RAD Roller (www.radroller.com) 10 min every day followed by 5 minutes of calf stretching. For proper footwear it can depend on your foot type. You may want to look into Lynco Insoles by Aetrex (www.aetrex.com) I hope this helps!

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