cracking, pain in right ankle/heel area
In my right foot, for years, but progressively worse over time, I have a lot of cracking in the ankle and sometimes pain upon walking or putting weight on it, mostly in the heel. It's not constant, it comes and goes and probably feels fine 70% of the time.
The cracking isn't the normal once/twice joint "crack" that gives you that major sense of relief - this is a sometimes slightly painful, multiple cracking sound/sensation at the ankle joint that I get whenever I am moving my foot around and NOT putting weight on it. When I walk I rarely get the crack and if I do it's the "relieving" type of crack.
Sometimes I get pain in my heel/ankle area, mostly when putting weight on my foot. It's more common in the morning but has happened at any time of day, and happens maybe once a week or two.
I also have tarsal tunnel syndrome in this foot (also slightly in other foot but much worse in this one) and wonder if it might be related.
Is this arthritis? A broken bone that never healed right?