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My knees keep cracking? What can I do to make the sound go away?  

My knees keep cracking? What can I do to make the sound go away?  

Not much: When knees start cracking on persistent basis, this means the cartilage between the back of the knee cap and thigh bone start have problems, I would check with orthopedic surgeon and see what could he do. Thank you, good luck. ...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 knee makes a cracking sound when I bend it. Is this a symptom of something?

My knee makes a cracking sound when I bend it. Is this a symptom of something?

Yes: This indicates the cartilage behind the knee or the part of the thigh bone, have some problems in the cartilage covering it. ...Read more

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I am 23 years old, I am hearing cracking sound in my knee what could be the causes?

I am 23 years old, I am hearing cracking sound in my knee what could be the causes?

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia is softening of the cartilage and can cause some noise while going up and down stairs. It is not arthritis but is the earliest form of cartilage degeneration. If you also have pain, ice the front of your knee and stretch your hamstrings. If you do not have pain, don't worry much about it, it just happens. ...Read more

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Had taken x-ray back then on my knees but seems like there's no tear. When I move my knees there is cracking sound. What should I do?

Had taken x-ray back then on my knees but seems like there's no tear. When I move my knees there is cracking sound. What should I do?

Cracking knees: I suggest you see and Orthopedic surgeon.
No, you won't immediately have surgery - in fact surgery sounds unlikely given your information.

Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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My knee makes a cracking sound when I come up from a squat, should I be concerned? It only causes pain somtimes

My knee makes a cracking sound when I come up from a squat, should I be concerned? It only causes pain somtimes

Osteoarthritis: Sound is called crepitus and is because of wear and tear causing osteoarthritis. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be able to help with the pain if severe ...Read more

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I have loud cracking sound in my knee for long time like 6-7 months. But today I felt so much pain for the first time : (?

I have loud cracking sound in my knee for long time like 6-7 months. But today I felt so much pain for the first time : (?

Several options: Meniscal tear could do this or chondromalacia of the patella
these can get acutely worse if something that was just cracking &popping before now gets tweeked out of place further now causing more sig pain
probably need to go see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Pain in my right knee and my left knee makes a cracking sound when I bend it?

Patellofemoral pain: Unless you had mechanical injury it is likely patellofemoral pain. See pcp get X-ray to make sure and physical exam. This should resolve with physical therapy ...Read more

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Cracking sound comes from both knees when I unfold them, because of this I can't run, I think it is a problem of the cartilage, how can this be cured?

Cracking sound comes from both knees when I unfold them, because of this I can't run, I think it is a problem of the cartilage, how can this be cured?

Exercise +/- meds: If you have pain running, it would probably be a wise precaution to change to lower impact exercise such as walking or swimming. Exercises that strengthen your leg muscles will help to minimize arthritis pain. Acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory medications can also help, but you should check with your doctor before starting medication. ...Read more

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Knee cracking pain only going upstairs, knee collapsed, crunching sounds, lack of extension patella not tracking as per physio what is the cause?

Knee cracking pain only going upstairs, knee collapsed, crunching sounds, lack of extension patella not tracking as per physio what is the cause?

Patellofemoral issue: The likely cause of your condition is that the knee cap is getting off track when you bend your knee due to lack of quad muscle strength (VMO). This causes the knee cap to track laterally when you bend your knee and leads to cartilage irritation (chondromalacia) under the knee cap which can cause aching and produce crunching sounds. Keep working with your physio to correct the problem. ...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