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Knee Grinding Sound And Pain
Knee grinding or: Crepetance, is by itself, of no unique significance. This is present in asymptomatic knees as well. If you and your doc are satisfied with your x-rays, and know what you are treating, and responding appropriately, I wouldn't worry about this grinding too much. Be sure that your treating physician is aware of this finding though, just to be safe. ...Read more
Chondromalacia: Painful grinding of the knees with bending is usually a sign of a condition known as patellar chondromalacia. This refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the kneecap. Exercising to strengthen the thigh muscles is the best treatment. Oral nsaid's such as Ibuprofen may help. Orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in treatment. ...Read more
What makes my knees sound like they're grinding but they don't hurt? I practice martial arts. So should I go have my knees checked?
No pain, no problem: Crackling/popping/grinding sounds from your joints including the neck/back/hands/knees and ankles has not been shown to have any ill effect as long as in doing so it is not causing you any pain. If you have significant pain/stiffness that is adversely affecting your life/work/sleep etc...Consult your doc for an evaluation. Otherwise, keep up your physical activities. Good luck. ...Read more
I have knee arthritus (but I can bend knee to fullest extent but grinding sound) eveven playball. Does it mean replacement in future?
NO, you are: Fully functional, your arthritis is not crippling you, you don't need joint replacement, there are specific indications including failed medical management to replace a joint. See your family doctor and get your arthritis treated with medications, and weight management if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee feeling stiff wen sitting not 2bad when walking spend a lot of time on knees for work it clicks and grinds in sound not in 2 much pain?
See doctor: For an evaluation. May be patella femoral syndrome or another cause. Ice the knees and try quadriceps strengthening until you see the doctor. ...Read more
Should I ice a irritated knee; running caused. Ok to walk; a run induces pain under kneecap. No grinding sound.
Why does my knees pop and grind cracking like sound every time I bend my knees my joints hurt as well I'm 22 year old female?
Mal alignment is common in women. This means the knee cap doesn't track properly and u get excessive wear of the under surface of the knee cap due this & the cartilage under them begins 2 soften & then becomes rough and the irregular surface is the cause of the noise & pain. Noticed when the knees r loaded as in squatting, stairs, down
especially c an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Discharged from physio as they don't know what's wrong. Pain in right knee when squatting or extending also crunching/grinding sound. Help?!
See/talk to a doc:
This may be patellofemoral syndrome, where altered biomechanics create abnormal tracking and "grinding" of the patella & its cartilage when moving in the groove of the end of the femur. Try a knee brace that supports the patella. Strengthening the quads & gluteus medius are important, + IT band stretching. If I can help, join my care team and virtual practice at
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Lateral hit to the left knee playing hockey, a grinding cracking sound, & felt some pain, now swelling. Previous ACL reconstruction. What could it be?
I am a 43 yr old female. I have a burning sensation in my knee. It has been burning for about two weeks now. It pops and grinds when I move it. It sounds like someone is cracking their knuckles.?
Inflamed: Something has become inflamed in the knee, especially if you feel warmth or see redness. Resting your knee and applying ice for 10 minutes three times daily will probably only help a little so I would plan on seeing your primary care physician. Some orthopedic offices have same day urgent appointments. The doctor will need to determine if it is a cartilage or tendon problem. ...Read more
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
I'm 23 and fell hard on knee running. Very swollen. Reduced rom. Grinding sound when I palpate joint line. Can fwb but painful. Should I see a doctor?
Knee injury: Yes, could be meniscal tear, fracture, loose body, acl/pcl tear. Check with orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
What to do if I have a grinding sound and feeling in my knees. No arthritis showed up on x-rays. Other options?
Does it bother you?:
If this grinding sound is persistent and bothersome you should continue looking for the source. A loose piece of cartilage? bone? Early arthritis may not show in X-rays. After a careful examination by your orthopedist other types of imaging of your nee (MRI?) should be considered.
What causes ur knees to become a crunching sound and grinding noice when walking and on rest I suffer from osteo arthritis also fibromyalgia?
What kind of sound?: Cracking? Creaking? Singing? Cartilage or tendons snapping, popping, or possibly nitrogen bubbles being forced out of solution rapidly by quickly moving joints. The truth is nobody actually knows why joints crack but you shouldn't worry about it unless it's painful in which case you should see your doctor. Otherwise, just excuse yourself if someone hears your knees making noises in public! LOL. ...Read more