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I heard a loud pop in my knee while I was running yesterday it started to hurt and swell up and now the pain has kind of gone away but not all the way?

I heard a loud pop in my knee while I was running yesterday it started to hurt and swell up and now the pain has kind of gone away but not all the way?

Hard to say: May be cartialge like meniscus, may be kneecap - the patella, could even be a small fracture. The fact that it is better is good. After this you would want to ice it for 20 minutes 3-4 times today and tomorrow. An evaluation by a knee othopedic surgeon or rheumatologist may have you an answer. You may imaging like X-ray or MRI. ...Read more

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I was playing tennis and I heard a loud pop in my knee. Since then it's been hurting so bad, I iced it right away but it still hurts when I try walkin?

I was playing tennis and I heard a loud pop in my knee. Since then it's been hurting so bad, I iced it right away but it still hurts when I try walkin?

Ice and elevate: Normally when one hears a " pop " during an athletic injury a tendon, ligament or meniscus has been damaged. The standard of care is RICE, rest, ice, compression and elevation. It would be normal to hurt for a period of time, days to weeks. The key is if it improves or worsens. After a week if there is no improvement you need to be seen. If pain or function worsens you need to consult. Take care. ...Read more

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Did leg press yesterday with ~400 lbs. I heard a loud pop in my knee but it didn't hurt. I started to run on the treadmill today and my knee hurts?

Did leg press yesterday with ~400 lbs. I heard a loud pop in my knee but it didn't hurt. I started to run on the treadmill today and my knee hurts?

See an Ortho Dr: You should rest, ice, compress, elevate the knee. Make an appointment to get it looked at. May need an xray and some manual testing to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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3 wks ago I heard an EXTREMELY LOUD pop in my knee-forcing my knee into file cabinet trying to move it--never swelling but still pain-suggestions?

3 wks ago I heard an EXTREMELY LOUD pop in my knee-forcing my knee into file cabinet trying to move it--never swelling but still pain-suggestions?

Meniscus tear or: Possibly a patellar subluxation. Those are the most common reasons for a pop in the knee with an impact. Ligament and ACL injuries are usually non contact and associated with instability. If your pain is on the inside of the knee could be a meniscus. If it is in the front of the knee most likely kneecap subluxation. Ice nsaids and time. If not better then see a doc. ...Read more

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I lifted a heavy box when I put it down my right foot turned inward and I heard a loud pop coming from my knee it is beginning to swell very painful?

I lifted a heavy box when I put it down my right foot turned inward and I heard a loud pop coming from my knee it is beginning to swell very painful?

Knee damage: A person who plants his foot on the ground, turns his foot or lower leg, and then feels and hears a loud pop in the knee, followed by very painful knee swelling. . . Needs to see the orthopedic doctor directly, or go to the E.R. (where they can evaluate the knee and also have the orthopedic doctor check). It is likely that the person tore an important knee ligament or broke a piece of cartilage. ...Read more

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I just felt and heard loud pop in my knee. It hurts a little.?

I just felt and heard loud pop in my knee. It hurts a little.?

You may: You may have injured it---could be a ligament or meniscal tear. You may want to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I heard a loud pop followed by pain in my knee. How important is it to seek medical attention?

I heard a loud pop followed by pain in my knee. How important is it to seek medical attention?

Possible Injury: The pop could be a ligament tearing. The pop and pain are a sign of a possible serious injury in your knee. You should have it evaluated to decrease the changes of long-term problems from an injury. ...Read more

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If I tripped and twisted my knee and heard a loud popping sound, does that mean I tore my pcl?

If I tripped and twisted my knee and heard a loud popping sound, does that mean I tore my pcl?

Possibly: Assuming that the knee swelled as well, usually that scenario suggests either a meniscus tear or a ligament injury. ...Read more

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When standing up from a prone position my l knee made two loud popping sounds followed by immense pain, swelling 4 days later. Is this an ACL issue?

When standing up from a prone position my l knee made two loud popping sounds followed by immense pain, swelling 4 days later. Is this an ACL issue?

Unlikely: Unless you had a problem or injury to your acl previously, acl injury as a cause is very unlikely. Popped and severe pain followed by delayed swelling could indicate a meniscal tear or a subluxation of your patella. See an orthopedic doc. May need an MRI to confirm diagnosis ...Read more

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When standing up from a prone position my l knee made two loud popping sounds followed by immense pain, swelling 4 days later. Is this an ACL issue?

When standing up from a prone position my l knee made two loud popping sounds followed by immense pain, swelling 4 days later. Is this an ACL issue?

Unlikely: More likely to be a meniscus tear. Would be unusual to rupture an acl without significant trauma. With pain and swelling after 4 days its time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hurt my knee in soccer and hurts when I kick the ball. Can't bend it all the way without hurting. And a very loud popping noise when bent. What is thi?

Hurt my knee in soccer and hurts when I kick the ball. Can't bend it all the way without hurting. And a very loud popping noise when bent. What is thi?

Sound mechanical: A meniscal tear would b most likely. Bending the knee throws the wt. Bearing 2 the back and outter aspect of the joint & impinges th posterior aspect of the meniscus. Kicking a soccer ball causes the meniscal tear 2 b pulled into the joint due t the joints negative pressure, and a tear will cause pain as the torn flap of the tear is also sucked into the joint. C an ortho 4 eval, 2 b sure. ...Read more

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Xray & mri=normal. Still having knee problems. Loud popping, clicking, and little grinding. Knee curves inward. What is this?

Need eval: Mutiple knee problems are possible, but an exam would be needed to know for sure. Patella problems are common in women, and sometimes can be cured with realignment surgery. Talk to an orthopedic knee surgeon. ...Read more

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My knees are popping and hurting a bit. What should I do?

Knees pop, pain: Consider evaluation by orthopedic surgeon or sports doc. Possibilities include meniscal tears, loose bodies, synovitis, or patellofemoral maltracking. ...Read more

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Why does my knee keep popping and giving way?

Why does my knee keep popping and giving way?

Ligamentous injury: A ligamentous injury can cause knee instability and popping. This should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why is my knee popping and locking all the time?

Why is my knee popping and locking all the time?

Meniscus tear: Knee locking and popping is not a normal phenomenon. When it occurs it is usually due to a meniscus tear or a cartilage injury. I would seek out a good local orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My knee keeps popping and I don't understand why. Help?

My knee keeps popping and I don't understand why. Help?

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

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Please explain why does my knee keep popping?

Please explain why does my knee keep popping?

Different causes: Popping can be from a fracture, torn cartilage, loose body, or a benign condition. See an orthopedist for an eval. ...Read more

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Can somebody give me advice my knee popping in and out of place?

Can somebody give me advice my knee popping in and out of place?

Have it evaluated.: Instability and abnormal motion can lead to degenerative changes leading to long term complications and arthritis. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Popping a lot. Is just a bad case of runner's knee? What do you think?

Popping a lot. Is just a bad case of runner's knee? What do you think?

May not be: May need to get evaluated and possibly get an MRI to rule out a meniscal injury. ...Read more

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What does it mean to hear popping noises in knees and have pain on and off?

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

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Every morning I get out of bed and my knees and ankles pop constantly. Is that good or bad? Should I stop popping them?

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