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I had an old injury...I dislocated my knee cap 1.5 years ago so now i still have a crunching sound coming from behind my knee cap but no pain. Advice?

I had an old injury...I dislocated my knee cap 1.5 years ago so now i still have a crunching sound coming from behind my knee cap but no pain. Advice?

Patella: No pain is a good thing unless you have a charcot joint with destruction from diabetes, etc. It doesn't sound like a neuropathic joint, so continue maintenance exercises and avoid surgery. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Knee injury few weeks ago (cartilage). Unnoticed. Worse. Hurts when walking / clicking sound. Doc said wait 4 weeks to heal. Need MRI now or later?

Knee injury few weeks ago (cartilage). Unnoticed. Worse. Hurts when walking / clicking sound. Doc said wait 4 weeks to heal. Need MRI now or later?

Later: You need a doctor who does a thorough history and a thorough physical examination. In my experience, I have found in general that the South African trained physicians are the finest trained ones-great clinicians. There are fine American one's too,of course, they are just fewer and harder to find in the US. ...Read more

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Why does my knee make a crunching sound?

Arthrits: This is called crepitus. It is a sign of arthritis, which is wear and tear of the knee joint with wearing away of the cartilage ...Read more

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Why does my knee keep cracking and making crunching sound?

Why does my knee keep cracking and making crunching sound?

Let me help: You surface of the or the surface of the thigh bone is rough due to some kind injury, which made rough instead being smooth, this why the noise coming from. ...Read more

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My knees make crunching sound when i go up and down from stairs or bend down?What can I do?

My knees make crunching sound when i go up and down from stairs or bend down?What can I do?

Have it evaluated.: Sound coming from the knee could be due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by your orthopedist and find out why it is making that sound. ...Read more

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Cracking/crunching sound in knees (both) when bending and small lump (1cm diameter) just above knee.

Cracking/crunching sound in knees (both) when bending and small lump (1cm diameter) just above knee.

Knee sounds: Most often knee sounds (called crepitus) are from arthritis - the wearing out of cartilage in the knee. Bumps are more varied, but may represent fluid from arthritis, loose pieces of cartilage in the knee. Bumps that grow should be shared with you doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my knee on the hard floor 5 month ago and now i hear some crunching sound whenever i step on a stairs. ..

I hit my knee on the hard floor 5 month ago and now i hear some crunching sound whenever i step on a stairs. ..

See doctor: It is possible you damaged the cartilage, meniscus, etc. in your knee. You need to see your primary care doctor for examination and probable ordering M.R.I. and referral if necessary. ...Read more

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Crunching Sound (Definition)

A crunching sound may be heard in the joints if the joint surfaces are rough from wear ...Read more