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My ankles and knees pop and crack everytime I stand up or move from a seated position. Is there any way to reverse or stop the popping?

My ankles and knees pop and crack everytime I stand up or move from a seated position. Is there any way to reverse or stop the popping?

Strengthening: Working on flexibility (yoga) and strengthening the muscles around these joints can be beneficial. However, not everything that pops is necessarily a problem. ...Read more

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I was cleaning the floor on my knees and my left knee popped towards the side while the right never made a popping sound. Is it normal for one knee to pop and not the other when they are in the same position? Confused why one popped and not the other

I was cleaning the floor on my knees and my left knee popped towards the side while the right never made a popping sound. Is it normal for one knee to pop and not the other when they are in the same position? Confused why one popped and not the other

Knees popped: Hello- the knees are not perfectly anatomically the same and so you probably leaned a little more on one side and it popped. The popping comes from cartilage or perhaps the pre-patella bursa. It may get red and painful and go see your doc if it does. Thanks ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

I am experiencing knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

Ortho: Consider seeing an ortho especially if painful. If something bad you don't want it to go too long without intervention. And if nothing bad, you will be reassured ...Read more

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My sister is experiencing knee pain and popping or snapping sound from knee joint. The following also describe her: Knee weakness, Painful swollen joints, and Knee pop. What should she do?

My sister is experiencing knee pain and popping or snapping sound from knee joint. The following also describe her: Knee weakness, Painful swollen joints, and Knee pop. What should she do?

Injury: Hi, I need more info. Did she injure the knee. It sounds like she has a injury to a ligament or tendon, mostly a ligament injury. Did she have a x ray or a MRI. She needs to see a Orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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My knee is popping and cracking and locking, what's wrong with it? I've had a lot of issues out of my knee, it pops when I bend it or squat down, it locks at times and is hard to move, it swells and it hurts behind my knee cap and hurts a lot and causes m

My knee is popping and cracking and locking, what's wrong with it? I've had a lot of issues out of my knee, it pops when I bend it or squat down, it locks at times and is hard to move, it swells and it hurts behind my knee cap and hurts a lot and causes m

If: If you have not had an MRI I recommend you request one. It sounds like you may have a tear in one or multiple tendons, ligaments, or meniscus. If so, you will need surgery to clean the knee out so to speak and repair the damage. In the meantime you can request a steroid injection for the pain and inflammation.
Best of luck. ...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

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Both knee click and pop from sit to stand position right knee has been popping out of place and having constant achey pain in right knee. Suggestions?

Both knee click and pop from sit to stand position right knee has been popping out of place and having constant achey pain in right knee. Suggestions?

Have it evaluated: The best advice is to see an orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. It sounds like a patellofemoral joint issue. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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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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?

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?

Probably legitimate: 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

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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?

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?

Meniscus/tendon: Pain and instability suggests an internal derangement of the knee, possibly a torn lateral meniscus or lateral knee tendon. 7 weeks requires an MRI and an orthopedic consultation. ...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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Knee popping out of socket. Is this bad?

Knee popping out of socket. Is this bad?

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

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Help please! I'm having knee pain, popping and locking?

Help please! I'm having knee pain, popping and locking?

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

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What do you suggest if my knee keeps popping and giving way?

What do you suggest if my knee keeps popping and giving way?

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

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Pain in knee after popping noise in basketball. What could be wrong?

Pain in knee after popping noise in basketball. What could be wrong?

Internal derangement: 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

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When someone twist there knee that causes clicking a nd popping what could be wrong?

When someone twist there knee that causes clicking a nd popping what could be wrong?

Many possibilities: Could be just a tendon issue, could be meniscal tear.
Only way to make DX is with exam and prob an xray. ...Read more

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My knee keeps cracking and it feels like its popping out of place... What is going on with my knee?

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

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My leg will turn when turning a corner but my knee won't and makes a popping noise what could it be?

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

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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

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

Patellar pain.: It's usually coming from the tracking of your kneecap joint. There could be a little wear in the joint, or inflammation, resulting in the popping that you're feeling. Usually patients benefit from physical therapy for such problems. ...Read more