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Exercises For My Popping Knee
My knees make a creaking/popping sound when I extend my leg. It is sometimes painful to walk down stairs. I exercise and eat well. What can I do?
A few things: You have chondromalacia patella. This is an early degenerative problem of the cartilage on the back of the patella and the stress with up and down activities causes grinding under the kneecap. The best treatment options are icing, hamstring and quad stretching, avoid stairs/lunges/squats and activity modification. ...Read more
Hips popping on inside of leg while walking/exercise. Feels like needs to be popped/uncomfortable. Sometimes better. Runners knee both knees. Ideas?
Are you hypermobile: We see this kind of situation where people are hyper mobile or limber and can easily flex their joints sometimes too far. The best therapy for that is to get and build up good muscle tone. You could ask your physician help evaluate that. ...Read more
No: It is normal unless it causes pain. ...Read more
Probably: You probably tore a meniscus. See your orthopedic doctor for physical exam. ...Read more
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. This is akin to the bang or rattle heard in pipes in older houses with abrupt water turn-off. It can indicate excess fluid--like from injury, or be normal. It is usually harmless, but should be evaluated if associated with pain or decreased motion. ...Read more
Every morning I get out of bed and my knees and ankles pop constantly. Is that good or bad? Should I stop popping them?
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 until this time. It is indeed a habit and once formed, the joints "feel the need to pop" intermittently. As long as it does not cause pain while doing it. Enjoy the popping. If u don't like to hear the pop, don't do it. It will stop with time. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a knee popping I fall I can't get up all the time I don't know if it is my legitimate or not can you help me please?
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 tear (cartilage tear) where the the torn piece of cartilage jams in your knee, causes pain and your bodies reflex is to let your leg collapse to reduce the pain in your knee.
You may have you knee cap or patella or ligament injury. Needs examinatio ...Read more
44 (f) knee is very painful lateral side. Been bad 7 wk and is now hurting all over. I have had no injury, sudden onset, unstable and popping?
My knee is constantly cracking/popping and is causing pain which I would say is a 7 at first it was just by biking but now is gapping from just bending my knee sometimes?
Chondromalacia: There are different potential causes of popping of the knee. Patellar chondromalacia, or irregular cartilage surface of the kneecap is a common cause. Other possilibities include a loose body in the knee, a torn meniscal cartilage, or arthritis. Orthopaedic cons ult may be necessary to assist in treatment. ...Read more
My knees are popping every time I bend them. I have been doing pt but now they are worse! They feel like they are falling apart! What can I do?
See Orthopedist: See your orthopedic surgeon for evaluation of your knees. ...Read more
Yes: You are referring to a dislocated patella, it should be corrected in orther to avoid problems associated with chronic dislocations, such as falling down (may fracture a bone)it prevent you from engaging in certain activities and sports. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Unfortunately this is a fairly nonspecific complaint, which could be caused by several possibilities such as cartilage injury/tear, ligament injury, arthritis, cyst, etc. You can try some stretches and anti-inflammatory meds, but see a physician if symptoms persist or are severe. ...Read more
Time to see the doc: Popping and giving wAy could be ligament, meniscus, or loose body. If left untreated or uncontrolled could actually cause more damage......time to get checked by an orthopaedic surgeon ...Read more
The old term internal derangement captured the many structures in the knee that can cause pain with popping. Depending upon localization of pain, the following items can cause this:
1. meniscal or cartilage tear
2. plical band
3. tethered synovium
4. loose body
5. ligament injury
Full knee evaluation (orthopaedic surgeon or similar) is indicated if pain/pop persists > a week or recurs. ...Read more
Could be just a tendon issue, could be meniscal tear.
Only way to make DX is with exam and prob an xray. ...Read more
My knee keeps cracking and it feels like its popping out of place... What is going on with my knee?
Ligamentous laxity: A joint may 'Crack' with arthritis (loss of cartilage in a joint) or may be related to a ligament sprain (stretching of a ligament) or ligament tear/rupture. The 'popping out of place' sounds like you may have a ligament problem. You should see an Orthopedic Surgeon and have an MRI and full examination to get a proper diagnosis and treatment of your problem ...Read more
My leg will turn when turning a corner but my knee won't and makes a popping noise what could it be?
Popping noise knee: Popping noise in the knee without any pain is of no serious concern as this is due to soft tissues rubbing in the knee, but if there is pain and you have had history of trauma to that knee, than you need to have it checked as that can be due to meniscus injury and you may need a MRI to rule that out. ...Read more
My knee is making weird creeking/popping sounds when I bend it, is this something to worry about there is little to no pain, just weird sounds
Come and go mild pain and popping feeling in l knee 5 weeks after day of strenuous physical activity. Getting somewhat better with time. See a dr.?
It's been 2yrs since my faulkerson. My knee has recently starting popping while extending and gave discomfort. Screws have been removed. Why is this?
Yes: Best to have it evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by surgery, and the type of surgery you had, along with post-op duration and course. See your surgeon to re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more
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