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Hello Doctor, I hear a crackling sound in my knees bones while sitting, standing, squatting simply put every time when I have to bend my knee and eve?

Hello Doctor,

I hear a crackling sound in my knees bones while sitting, standing, squatting simply put every time when I have to bend my knee and eve?

Joint laxity: 26y female describes "cracking" sound emanating from both knees with changes in range of motion. Pain & swelling is not referenced. Age, sex, and symptoms arouse concern for Hypermobility Syndrome, an often benign confition, which has genetic underpinnings, but which can predispose to development of several dysautonomic disorders and Fibromyalgia. See comments below: ...Read more

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Every time I walk I hear a crack in my knee what can it be ?

Every time I walk I hear a crack in my knee what can it be ?

3 possibilities: Things that go "crack" in the knee include bands of scar tissue snapping over other structures, cracks or defects in the joint surface cartilage or tears in the meniscus cartilage. An orthopedic surgeon can distinguish among these three conditions. ...Read more

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I hear sounds when I bend my knee, what could it be ?

I hear sounds when I bend my knee, what could it be ?

Likely benign: Sounds with joints bending is usually just the mechanics of the joint. If there is no pain or other problems with the joint it can be a normal varient. If it happens all the time an examination by a physician will be able to diagnosis the problems. If it happens occasionally you still should have a physical exam done to diagnosis the issue. Arthritis also can cause rarely ...Read more

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Knee aches after running and hurts when I bend it as far as possible. Sometimes I hear clicks when I bend it too. What could be the issue?

Knee aches after running and hurts when I bend it as far as possible. Sometimes I hear clicks when I bend it too. What could be the issue?

Knee issues: It is possible that you have an injury to your meniscus (cushion disk) in the knee. Please consider seeing your provider of health care to see if you could benefit from an MRI or visit to the orthopedist. ...Read more

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Almost everytime I bend my knees I hear a cracking noise w no pain. This has been going on for 4-5 years. I think im bow legged. What is causing this?

Almost everytime I bend my knees I hear a cracking noise w no pain. This has been going on for 4-5 years. I think im bow legged. What is causing this?

Crepitus: Crunching or cracking sounds in the knee is known as crepitus. This is usually due to roughness of the cartilage behind the knee cap. This roughened cartilage of the knee cap slides up and down when walking or bending causing the crepitus. See your family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon if you have pain. ...Read more

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My right knee hurts after I drive my car. Day to day and after exercise it is fine. When I bend my right knee slowly, I hear/feel a click.?

My right knee hurts after I drive my car.  Day to day and after exercise it is fine.  When I bend my right knee slowly, I hear/feel a click.?

Knee pain: When you are in a seated position the patella (Knee cap) acts as a fulcrum. Your quadriceps attach to it. In some people, the patella will slide laterally excessively and cause a kind of 'lock up' pain/click. See and orthopod for a good exam. There is a simple surgery to correct the problem. ...Read more

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I injured my knee about three weeks ago and now my knee cap moves from side to side and I hear some crunching noise when I bend my knee what is it?

I injured my knee about three weeks ago and now my knee cap moves from side to side and I hear some crunching noise when I bend my knee what is it?

Knee injury: Pain and crunching noise after injury warrants some imaging study to rule out fracture or soft tissue injuries. Have it checked out. ...Read more