I have just the same clicking, on the right hand side above my right hear approximately.
It does occur when I walk, on each steps for the last 3 weeks circa.
I went today to the doctor and she told me that I do not have anything alarming. She suggested to stop using the cotton buds ( I use them very very rarely, normally I clean my hear with water while showering ) so I do not think this is the problem.
She said I have no wax so could not explain this noise from that.
She suggest to keep a diary of more symptom related to that.
I told her that I do also have a problem with my right eye, since 2 or 3 months where my palpebra, upper eyelet, where muscle drops slightly when tired. The feeling of dropping is worst then what it looks like.
The Doctor was in a rush, and I did not felt well taken care of. In fact I have forgotten to mention about my back neck pain. We argue about her care. I will ask further.
Hi! I'm 14, 15 in 9 days, and I've been experiencing this for as long as I can remember. It was just yesterday I came up with the idea of googling it. So, I hear it in the upper back of my head, mostly, or at least yesterday i did.
I have a theory... based on NO FACTS at all, but a lot of you guys have mentioned you have problem with pain in your neck and headaches... maybe the click isn't the reason for the headache, maybe it's there because of the headache?
Maybe the clicks are coming from tensions... because, they come and go for most people, right? (For me at least). And so does tensions, or, they fluctuate. I have a slight memory of that a muscle had been doing some noice not too far from the clicking sound.
I guess my subconscious have been thinking of this and why it happens for like, 8 years by now? (Whoa i'm getting old)
I have clicking sounds in my head too. A little over a year ago my jaw popped really loudly and after that I started to hear clicking sounds when I would breathe out or talk. The sound was in my right ear. Then I started hearing different types of clicking in my head when I moved. It stayed the same for a year and now, in the past week it has gotten worse. Now I hear the original clicking sound in my right ear when I run or jump every time. I am pretty sure all of this has to do with my TMJ disorder. My jaw and teeth have been hurting every day for a week. know I grind my teeth at night. I've been doing that for over ten years and had a mouth guard to protect my teeth, but I noticed when I wear it my TMJ pops more. I stopped wearing it last year and now it doesn't fit correctly. I have no idea why I am experiencing all the clicking sounds when I move but it is very strange and scary. In the past week everything has gotten a lot worse. My lower jaw feels sore and almost feels like it is being pulled when I turn my head a certain way. The clenching and grinding that happens when I'm asleep is most likely making everything worse and I don't know how to stop. I'm going to see a doctor soon. I saw my dentist for my TMJ disorder last year and went to a chiropractor. I don't know if that helped but I really wish I knew what to do. The clicking sounds all of you have described seem a lot like mine.
I have slept funny the last 2 nights and had neck pain I as well have been suffering with very bad allergies stuffy nose lots of mucus. Tonight I noticed this really weird clicking sound right behind my top left ear. It sounds like a clicking in my head but I can also feel it in my neck. it creeped me out because at first i thought there was a bug near me making the noise then i realized it was me. Once I realized the noise was in my head i could not sleep it scared me so i got up to google and ended up here. In the process of googling someone mentioned a build up of mucus so being I have had bad allergies this past week i decided to try and blow my nose again and clean my ears. Once I blowed my nose the sound went away so I believe for me it has something to do with mucus buildup.If you have a headache it could be your sinuses etc but I dont think the sound is somethin to be concerned about Id still bring it up with a doctor if it continues.
I too have this clicking starting up (about a month ago, I think). I run long distances (10 km to 1/2 marathons) and when i start running, it starts up almost like a metranome (top of head - more to right side front it seems). it can stay awhile or stop and go at will. No pain but extremely annoying. Mostly does it when i either run or sometimes when i shift around on my pillow at night - otherwise not. Went to a doctor and he said to listen to music when i run!
I am neither an expert or a professional but I started hearing clicking in my head when I was running about 6 months ago (training for a half-marathon). I could walk, sit, stand, whatever and nothing UNTIL I started running.! That went on for about 4 months (I just kept on running - my doc suggested listening to music when I ran). Now it has more or less gone away - seldom happens. That time of year was also the time where my job seems to be the busiest, and most stressful, and that was probably the cause of it. My "experiential" 2 cents. ..
Eye movement making a zit-zit sounds inside of the brain?
I have clicking sounds occasionally but what I can't seem to find any answer to or anyone else who has had it happen to them is:
I occasionally get a zit-zit-zitting sound when my eyes balls move even when I am lying in bed and move my head slightly.It is very strange and I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this.
Hmmm. This is the first time another human has confirmed what I have always tried to communicate to my neurologist, optometrist, ophthalmologist and ENT - a zit-zit sound when I move my eyeballs. Its unmistakable. Not to be disparaging but I think doctors are not very smart when it comes to stuff you cannot test through physical measures like blood tests. When I described the zit-zit sounds to my doctors, their eyes simply glazed over and I knew they were weighing my sanity. I also occasionally hear clicking sounds somewhere in the upper left of my temple. It seems to come from inside my head toward the ear, sometimes from the left, at other times from the right. These odd sounds are painless even though they may be a pain in the ass. I finally decided to ignore them since worrying hasn't proven at all helpful. I just wish I could at least control the clicking, then maybe I could use it for echo-location, like the blind are beginning to do.
I'm wondering if anyone has attributed this problem to a problem with improper lubrication within the joints..?? I've just recently developed this 'clicking while walking' problem - I'm 35, and I'm wondering if my bones just don't have enough lubrication, therefore creating a click. I looked this up & one website said 'clicking in the neck' can sometimes be helped with omega 3 supplementation &/or grapeseed extract. Has anyone tried this?
I've had this for almost 1 week now, ever since this quack of a physical therapist performed a neck adjustment on me without permission. I was seeing him for my jaw and he should never have touched my neck, plus he isn't even a chiropractor. it's really depressing reading these comments as it makes me think this issue will be permanent. that would be so terrible. please has anyone been able to resolve this issue or at least figure out the cause?
This is what my chiropractor I started seeing said.
As we walk, our cervical spine normally rotates on itself to compensate for the motion of legs/pelvis. Malalignment of the cervical spine can then cause some clicking while walking.
That makes sense since when the physical therapist incorrectly adjusted my neck he made it go out of place.
I'm seeing my chiropractor 3 times this week and we are trying to ease my spine back into place. I don't want a full neck adjustment as it scares the crap out of me after the bad experience with the physical therapist who did it without even asking me when I didn't have any neck problems.
I also experience this periodically. I asked my chiropractor about it and he said that, for some reason, the 2 bony plates that meet in the back of my skull are clicking against each other and creating the noise when I walk. He had me use my fingertips to lightly grasp and pull apart the back halfs of each side of my skull for a few minutes when the clucking started. This worked and it stops every time.... And t really doesn't even happen any more at all now.
I know this a very late response, but it might help someone else looking for an answer. I have been experiencing these clicking in my head when I walk or run since for ever. I've recently been diagnosed with hyperlaxity syndrome that caused the complete displacement of both of my TMJ disks (jaw discs). The noise is likely to come from my jaw bone clacking against my skull joint. Other sources online mentions jaw-disorders to likely be the cause. If you hear some clicking, you should ask a doctor to check your joints with a MRI (it's not detectable by hand).
Can you describe some of your symptoms? I have a 15yr old daughter who's been dealing with this for a year. No Dr's have been able to help. She experiences the "clicking" sound when moving/walking, sometimes leads to migraine like headaches, sometimes a throbbing sensation at the top of the head. Otherwise perfectly healthy, no neck issues, car accidents. Her Ear Dc. thinks she may have Inner Ear Myoclonnus and suggesting exploratory surgery.
Hey guys, I have been suffering with a similar issue for 2 years now, and I have never been able to find a clear answer about the cause. It has caused me great anxiety, which has led to me struggling in many aspects of everyday life, for example sitting in a class at college without obsessing over my problem. However, it is unlikely that the problem is caused by anything more than tendon and muscle tension around the skull. Tumours are extremely rare, and it takes massive force to cause any damage to the incredibly strong human skull. Thanks to all of you
I have the same thing I hear clicking when I'm trying to sleep, and I found a way to stop it for a bit. You just bite on you're teeth not that hard and goes away for like 5 mins. doesn't hurt at all it's just very annoying to hear.
I am sort of in the middle of a flu-like episode—fever, chills, gastrointestinal business, headaches, very heavy-headed, light-headed in turns, swoony, I might call it, and just this morning woke up to clicking. It goes in spurts, four-five times, uneven rhythm, quick. If I place it, it’s happening (or feels to happen) somewhere at the base of the skull between my ears. I checked my sugar, thinking I might have been super low or high, but am not at the moment either. I’m hoping it has something to do with the (temporary) head business and not more alarming. Either way, something new to worry about.
I have the same thing but on the left side of my head when walking and I've been having some head aches not severe and it feels like pressure I have had this cold thing to for the last two months where I've had at one point I've been sneezing so much and at one point I had a runny nose where I was blowing my nose like 20 times a day and now I have like mucus coming from the back of my throats and now this clicking and pressure in my head I'm very nervous about it and I have had some clicking in my head in the past like last year I have been stressed and upset lately so I'm wondering if that's it or maybe it's because of phone usage ? I'm not sure but I'm 14
Here's one for you doctors to chew on. I have this clicking and it happens with various triggers and circumstances. Here is some more info.
I have had this since I was young (in my 40's now), I am not sure if it started when I started smoking or not... however...
I get the click when walking, I am familiar with that one.
I also go into a series of clicks, just sitting around at random times not walking or moving, I am not sure what triggers this, but it lasts about 5-6 seconds and sounds like what you might imagine it would sound like if someone made the sound you make when you force air through your teeth slowly, but its smack dab in the middle of my head.
I have made note of the following. Upon recently going through phases of quitting smoking for months/weeks at a time, the clicking will stop about a week or 2 after I stop smoking... that would be good if it didn't also come with headaches and dizziness.
If I allow myself to have a cigarette or 2, after about 1 day, the clicking episodes will return and the headaches and dizziness usually disappear when the clicks return.
I started suspecting a connection about a year ago, and have since been through this cycle to test it about 2 times.
So to me it seems that my choices are death by lung cancer or brain aneurysm/stroke.