Re: Arthritis in foot & ankle Need advice
Ann, I had similar symptoms with my neck a few years back, difficulty/pain turning my head, crackling sounds, and, for me, symptoms of pretty serious TMJ. I found an orthopedic doctor who specialized in spine/neck, and he diagnosed osteoarthritis in my neck. I did physical therapy (which included stretching, strengthening for my neck, upper back, and shoulders, e-stim, and massage) and found a cervical pillow that gave me the best support for sleeping, and now it's completely under control--the TMJ symptoms even went away completely!
It was so bad that it was interfering with my ability to drive... couldn't turn my head far enough to the left or right to see if cars were coming at intersections. It's 100% improved now.