A 22-year-old female asked:
in dance i did a move & my knee popped out then into place,and months later when i was stretching.now my knee cracks constantly. what could this be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Zull answered
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Patella malalignment: Sounds like you had knee cap (patella) dislocations. If the knee cap tracts slightly lateral to where it should, it will tend to cause a lot of noise and over time time wear down the cartilage (chondromalacia) as well as risk that it might pop out. Strengthening the inner thigh muscles (adductors) will help improve the patella alignment. Physical therapy is recommended.
Answered on Jan 2, 2017
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