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My knee caps move around and grind when I walk. Also when I walk my knee caps seem to turn in. What is this?

My knee caps move around and grind when I walk. Also when I walk my knee caps seem to turn in. What is this?

Patellofemoral syndr: Patellofemoral syndrome is when the patella doesn't quite line ip on the bone and tends to pop over to the side or can give a sensation of grinding. There are some very good exercises that your dr. Can show you that usually will bring the patella back into alignment. I would see my doctor and see if physical therapy or home exercises might not help. Your doctor can recommend some. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I had an X-ray on my hip and my doctor says it is normal. Why does it grate and grind when I walk, and is very painfull. I do have osteoarthris.

I had an X-ray on my hip and my doctor says it is normal. Why does it grate and grind when I walk, and is very painfull. I do have osteoarthris.

Bursitis probably: If the xrays are negative, the pain and grating/grinding most likely is due to trochanteric bursitis. You may have osteoarthritis in other joints.
You need to take nsaids, use heating pad, and do stretching exercises, as these would help to reduce the symptoms. If not then a steroid shot might be helpful. ...Read more

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I have hip pain in my right hip and at times I feel, what seems, like the bones grinding when I walk. How can I fix this?

I have hip pain in my right hip and at times I feel, what seems, like the bones grinding when I walk. How can I fix this?

Get diagnosis: The first step in treating any problem is to know the cause. You should see a doctor to get a diagnosis. At your age this should not be occurring and could be due to hypermobile joint, prior injury, muscle disease, or arthritis. You should see a doctor with experience in this type of problem. If you have not had a prior injury consider a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why does my knee make a grinding noise when I walk?

Why does my knee make a grinding noise when I walk?

Possible arthritis: This may be due to osteoarthritis. In osteoarthritis a term call 'crepitus' often occurs. This is a noise that is due to the friction of bone. It is often due to arthritis and other causes are also possible. I would recommend you see your PCP and have them perform a physical exam where they can diagnose you. If it is arthritis weight loss and physical therapy can often help. Take care. ...Read more

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My right knee keeps locking and popping out of place since I was tackled in football it feels like it is grinding and when I walk my right leg shakes?

My right knee keeps locking and popping out of place since I was tackled in football it feels like it is grinding and when I walk my right leg shakes?

Ligament injury: The association of popping and lack of stability is often common in football injuries. The possibilities could be tears of the ligaments within the knee. Most common injuries including tear (full or partial) of the anterior cruciate ligament (acl), medial cruciate ligamant (mcl) or of the meniscus. The grinding often is due to retained torn tissue within the joint space. Recommend an mri. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/patellofemoral syndrome. My right knee grinds above patella when I walk. Can feel it when I press my hand there. Will pt really help this?

Diagnosed w/patellofemoral syndrome. My right knee grinds above patella when I walk. Can feel it when I press my hand there. Will pt really help this?

Absolutely: Patellofemoral syndrome is a maltracking of the knee cap when you bend and extend. Most of the time this occurs due to an imbalance across the knee with a weak quadriceps and tight hamstrings creating anterior knee pain and a grinding sensation that gets worse with squatting, kneeling, and stairs. Pt will help bring balance back to the knee and restore normal knee tracking. ...Read more

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Everytime I walk or move I hear a "grinding" or "cacking" type of sound. Could this be coming from back or neck? What type of symptoms could cause?

Everytime I walk or move I hear a "grinding" or "cacking" type of sound. Could this be coming from back or neck? What type of symptoms could cause?

Grinding - tissue: This suggests that something is rubbing: bone on bone or on other tissue, tendon rub, cartilage rub. When you see you physician tell him of her about this and also if there is pain or other symptoms there. You need to pay close attention as to where it is coming from. ...Read more

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What can been done to a grinding knee? My knee grinds then gets stuck in the up position which is very painful I then can't walk normal. Please help

What can been done to a grinding knee? My knee grinds then gets stuck in the up position which is very painful I then can't walk normal. Please help

Cartilage: Hi! Grinding and locking of the knee can be related to a tear in the meniscus (cartilage) or advance to arthritis of the knee. Ligament problems usually cause instability of the joint with giving out and gait unsteadiness. ...Read more

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There's a grinding sensation on my right knee and it hurts when I walk.

There's a grinding sensation on my right knee and it hurts when I walk.

Yeah,: You mean grinding.
Cartilage is the smooth gristle that allows knees to move smoothly. When it is broken, either pieces of it move around (grind, and catch) or there's no cartilage left and the bone grinds on bone. The broken bits have a better likelihood of surgery helping. If there's just no cartilage left, replacement (and you're too young) is the only really good fix. ...Read more

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Whenever I walk up stairs orwork out my left knee clicks and feels like its grinding. Is this a major problem?

Whenever I walk up stairs orwork out my left knee clicks and feels like its grinding. Is this a major problem?

Patellofemoral Syndr: Pf syndrome is the most common cause of non-traumatic knee pain (and clicking) and is especially common in young females. It is caused by an imbalance between the knee hinge and the muscles of the thigh, the quadriceps, and often develops after a recent period of increased physical activity like sports. Fortunately, it's easily and effectively treatable with physical therapy so go get some! ...Read more

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Popping knees w/some pain & grinding @ the topswhen I walk. Good xrays & minimal pain, but popping constant. Would knee braces help? I do pt. I'm 25.

Popping knees w/some pain & grinding @ the topswhen I walk. Good xrays & minimal pain, but popping constant. Would knee braces help? I do pt. I'm 25.

Yes: Most likely the popping is due to a condition call patella chondromalacia.Braces will help is the patellas are tracking laterally. Only specials x-ray will demostrate if you have that codition. Pt will help also. ...Read more

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Should I ice a irritated knee; running caused. Ok to walk; a run induces pain under kneecap. No grinding sound.

Should I ice a irritated knee; running caused. Ok to walk; a run induces pain under kneecap. No grinding sound.

Sure: Probably have chondromalacia patelli, inflamation under knee cap. Hurts more on stair and getting out of a low chair (like a car seat). Ice is a local anesthetic (decreases pain). Used after an activity that usually causes pain and swelling it can also decrease the swelling. ...Read more

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My toe hurts really badly and even mire when I try to move it and it makes a pop/ grinding sound, it's not bloody but it is swollen and hurts my hole foot to walk is it broken?

My toe hurts really badly and even mire when I try to move it and it makes a pop/ grinding sound, it's not bloody but it is swollen and hurts my hole foot to walk is it broken?

Medical examination: You need a medical examination by your primary care doctor who may also order some tests to check for the likely reasons for the pain in your foot. Gout is one condition which can affect your big toe and make it swell up and become painful. This requires a blood tests and X-rays may also be indicated. But you must first go see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Both of my knees grind when I bend them, and I have a lump on the back of my neck why is that? When I was younger my left knee twisted and could barely walk, and a little after I had my first child my other knee hyperexstended now my knees both grind, an

Both of my knees grind when I bend them, and I have a lump on the back of my neck why is that? When I was younger my left knee twisted and could barely walk, and a little after I had my first child my other knee hyperexstended now my knees both grind, an

The: The gross sound in the knees ussually do not represent major problems and they are the product of tendon and cartilage contact. T he fine grinding is ussually the problem.
If you have a lump, it is palpated as a separate structure in the back of the neck is likely that you have a fatty tissue tumor.
Both things are difficult to asses via e mail, so I guess this is the closest we can get to know, at least for me, what it is. Hyperextesion of the joints is part of a spectrum of problems that include the hyperelasticity syndrome, diferent degrees of hyperextension or flexion of different joints and that is not always abnormal. ...Read more

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My knees make a teeth grinding sound when I climb stairs or walk after sittin or laying down. What is the reason for this?

My knees make a teeth grinding sound when I climb stairs or walk after sittin or laying down. What is the reason for this?

Osteoarthritis: I wonder if you are or were involved in a lot of contact sports in your youth. Osteoarthritis or oa can cause the grinding symptoms that you are describing due to degeneration or breakdown of cartilage in the joint and loss of menisceal fluid that helps to lubricate the joints. An x-ray would be helpful to get an idea of how your joint space looks and to look for osteophytes (bony overgrowths). ...Read more

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I forgot to walk, what to do?

I forgot to walk, what to do?

Exercise?: Did you forget to do part of an exercise program? If - yes, consider walking in place or doing some other form of aerobic activity. If I did not understand what you are asking then please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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When will my baby start to walk?

When will my baby start to walk?

12: Most babies start walking between 12- 15 months. Some walk even later. So, start childproofing your home! ...Read more

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How long does it take to walk a 5k?

How long does it take to walk a 5k?

On How Many Legs???: Depends on your age, conditioning and how much you want to exert yourself. But let's say you are younger than 45 and just want to walk at the average 5 feet per second.
So that times 60 seconds per minute then times 60 minutes per hour or18, 000 feet per hour and there's 5, 280 feet in a mile so that's 3.4 miles an hour, which is 5.5K per hour (3.4X1.6). So, it would take 5/5.5=0.9 hour, or 54 minutes ...Read more

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Can you walk on ttedmill afyer foood?

Can you walk on ttedmill afyer foood?

You can: And in fact a gentle walk may aid in digestion (at least motility wise). .. there have actually been studies in this regards. But you have to listen to your body. If you are going to try to jog or run, it may predispose you to nausea, heartburn, and stomach pains/cramps. If that's the case, just slow things down or stop all together. ...Read more

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I can't walk a lot I pain in my neeky?

I can't walk a lot I pain in my neeky?

Needs to be checked: If you can not walk and pain in your neeky you should get it checked by your doctor asap.
We can not guess what it could be without examination
Consult your Doctor ...Read more

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At what age does a child start to walk?

At what age does a child start to walk?

Range 9-15m: A kid generally learns to walk between 9 & 15 months. This is generally adjusted for any level of prematurity. (6wks early adds 6wks to expected first/last date.). ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat and walk at the same time?

Is it bad to eat and walk at the same time?

Eating/walking: No health concerns as long as you are paying attention to where you are going! ...Read more

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What are the benefits/risks of a nature walk?

What are the benefits/risks of a nature walk?

Many: A nature walk free from electronic distractions can be very relaxing as well as good exercise. ...Read more

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What do I do about the pain it is hard to walk?

Need more info: Please provide more information on your pain: how long, where, how intense, what improves, what worsens, etc. ...Read more