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why is my knee popping

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscus tear: Knee locking and popping is not a normal phenomenon. When it occurs it is usually due to a meniscus tear or a cartilage injury. I would seek out a g ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Something new?: Swelling from knee can be from trauma/injury, infection(i.E lyme disease), gout, and rheumatologic diseases etc.. Sometime effusion/swelling occurs w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Ligamentous injury : a ligamentous injury can cause knee instability and popping. This should be evaluated as soon as possible.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Different causes: Popping can be from a fracture, torn cartilage, loose body, or a benign condition. See an orthopedist for an eval.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is normal unless it causes pain.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Instability and abnormal motion can lead to degenerative changes leading to long term complications and arthritis. Have it evaluated and get the appr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benoy Benny
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
May not be: May need to get evaluated and possibly get an MRI to rule out a meniscal injury.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Fluid buildup: Most joint noises are attributed to a hydraulic effect of fluid in the joint (normal or increased quantity) being forced around based on movement. Thi ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
No pain, no problem: We used to think that popping our knuckles, neck, back etc.. Caused arthritis. However, there is no evidence of causal relationship has been found unt ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Probably legitimate: There are several structures in the knee that can cause you knee to feel like it has popped and make it give way. Probably most common is a meniscal ... Read More
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