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why do my knees pop

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthopedic surgeon: The popping May be due to snapping of ligaments while stressing the knees. If there is not persistent pain and swelling associated with the partially ... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably weak quads: People with weak quadriceps tend to have problems with knee. The quadriceps are the groups of muscle on top of the thighs. It's known that regular ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Is it painful?: Painful popping in the knee is not normal. Some people have popping that is not painful and i usually advise strengthening. Best to be seen by doc and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanzid Shams
13 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Natural occurrence: I think you mean a cracking sound and not a joint actually "popping" out of place which happens to many people's shoulders. Cracking sound of knees a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually kneecap: 'Popping' without pain is usually related to your kneecaps, is very common, and if not associated w/ any pain not a cause for concern.If the 'popping' ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Get evaluated: I would suggest having an evaluation by an orthopedist and a physical therapist so you can accurately be diagnosed and a rehab program can be made to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee Instability: How long did you have this problem ? Did you have any injury ? Is it one sided ? It could be dislocating patella which happens due to misalignment or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Popping not problem: Popping is usually just a vacuum phenomenon. If it doesn't hurt and the knee is not unstable, probably not a problem.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
No pain=no problem: As long as you do not have accompanying pain or limited mobility, popping or cracking of joints should be of no concern. The tissues in joint may have ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Unintentional weight loss is a problem. One can see his primary care doctor to figure out why. The doctor will look for hormonal imbalances (such as h ... Read More
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