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What do I do to pop back my knee?

What do I do to pop back my knee?

Some time it is hard: To do that we call it locked knee. Some it is very hard to reduce.
Attempt to gently extend leg as far as possible, apply some pressure on the knee toward the outside, and then begin alternating between internal and external rotation of knee as well as flexion and extension. ...Read more

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I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?

I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?

Bakers cyst?: Pain in the back of the knee after arthroscopic surgery can be quite a few things but a common cause is a Baker's Cyst. This is excess swelling in the back (posterior) part of the knee that can occur after surgery. A deep squat can cause the cyst to rupture creating the sensation of a pop. It can cause calf pain. See your medical provider to rule out blood clots and other issues first. ...Read more

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I have had 4 knee surgeries on my left knee but any slight twisting motion makes my pop. It pops at the back of my knee and to the left. Help!?

I have had 4 knee surgeries on my left knee but any slight twisting motion makes my pop. It pops at the back of my knee and to the left. Help!?

Arthritis/cartilage: Almost anyone that has had 4 surgeries is susceptible to knee arthritis. Popping in the knees can be benign and of no concern, or, if associated with pain, is often a sign of mensical tears, bone spurs and loose bodies. An x-ray or an MRI are often helpful in demonstrating the problem, but you'll need to visit with an orthopaedic specialist to customize a treatment program for you. ...Read more

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Feeling a pop or crackle in back of knee after ACL surgery normal? Really worried about tearing or damaging graft

Feeling a pop or crackle in back of knee after ACL surgery normal? Really worried about tearing or damaging graft

Post op: You would have been sent home from surgery with specific post operation instructions. These instructions will include advice if you develop a complication. It is not wise to turn to strangers on the internet when you could have serious complications and you have a surgeon anxious to help. ...Read more

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Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated

Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated

Suggest eval: Its hard to tell what's causing the pain.
With a careful orthopedic exam, the physician should
have a good idea about possible meniscal pathology.
If there is any question, an MRI would help confirm the diagnosis
popping and other various noises are somewhat nonspecific and often not that reliable. ...Read more

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Torn MCL but knee keeps popping in the back, could it be something more?

Torn MCL but knee keeps popping in the back, could it be something more?

Hard to say: These symptoms can be related just to an mcl tear. If the MRI did not show other damage, then it is just the mcl issue. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some popping in knee joints when getting back to being active after being bedridden for 2-3 months?

Is it normal to have some popping in knee joints when getting back to being active after being bedridden for 2-3 months?

Crepitus: Crepitus is a normal variation & refers to popping sounds whether from knees, knuckles, etc. As long as it's painfree, there's nothing to worry about. However, it's the pain (with or without noise) that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between popping your back/knees/toes and a subluxation? Are they the same thing or different?

What's the difference between popping your back/knees/toes and a subluxation? Are they the same thing or different?

Popping not serious: Subluxations are near joint dislocations and usually painful. Painless popping is usually just ligaments snapping or air pockets popping. ...Read more

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When I sit on butt with knees pulled to chest and rock I can feel a popping in butt like a muscle? Maybe my sciatic nerve popping back and forth?

When I sit on butt with knees pulled to chest and rock I can feel a popping in butt like a muscle? Maybe my sciatic nerve popping back and forth?

Not likely: More likely one is rocking on the part of the pelvis called the ischial tuberosity or sits bone. But if there is pain, tingling or any kind of alarming sensation, one should get it looked at. ...Read more

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My (L) knee been hurting & when I walk it feels like its popping out then back in on the sides &after it did that it started swelling up and red.

My (L) knee been hurting & when I walk it feels like its popping out then back in on the sides &after it did that it started swelling up and red.

Exam would help: Hard to diagnose knee problems in this forum. Based on the "popping" there is a good chance this is mechanical (torn meniscus for example). In the absence of injury, then problems like infection, autoimmune disease, tumor would be considered. If this is recurring; let your doctor know. You may be cleared with a simple physical exam and/or xray, or you may benefit from seeing the specialist. ...Read more

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What cause pain and pressure in back of the knee? There is no Bakers cyst. I have been having painful popping and locking? What could this be. Help

What cause pain and pressure in back of the knee? There is no Bakers cyst. I have been having painful popping and locking? What could this be. Help

Seek help: Popping and locking can be worrisome symptoms. Structures in the back of the knee include your hamstring tendons and PCL, but they’re certainly not limited to this. I’d strongly suggest you get examined by a doctor as leaving a potentially serious injury may cause structural damage in the long run (no pun intended). ...Read more

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When I am laying on back and move my left leg turning my knee outwards I hearing popping or cracking noise that comes from the joint of my leg cause?

When I am laying on back and move my left leg turning my knee outwards I hearing popping or cracking noise that comes from the joint of my leg cause?

Hip?: Is this at the front or side of your hip? This may be "snapping hip syndrome" which is a result of the psoas (front) or it band (side) sliding over your hip. This sometimes can be helped with stretching, an orthopedic visit would be helpful. ...Read more

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My knee has been dislocating but I put it back in place. This time it got doslocated and I had a hard time putting it back in place and after I did, it started hurting and I can't walk. I already put a brace on and a ligament or bone kept popping out of p

My knee has been dislocating but I put it back in place. This time it got doslocated and I had a hard time putting it back in place and after I did, it started hurting and I can't walk. I already put a brace on and a ligament or bone kept popping out of p

See OrthopedicMDasap: I think you need to make an appointment with an Orthooedic Specialist as soon as possible as your knee is unstable. Keep the brace on and use crutches till you see the specialist of go to nearest ER as you may have severe ligament injury. Make sure you have feeling of touch and pain in the leg below the knee and normal circulation. Do not take any chances as you should have consulted ortho earlier ...Read more

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Lying on back bringing bent knee 2chest causes a big popping sensation every time in area where leg meets body. And hips feel very tight. Why?

Lying on back bringing bent knee 2chest causes a big popping sensation every time in area where leg meets body. And hips feel very tight. Why?

Loose ligaments: Twenties female who experiences popping sensation with hip flexion experiences subluxation of sacroiliac joint (SIJ). This might be common in someone who has chronic SIJ ligament injury and laxity, or in someone with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, in which case the Brighton Criteria might be referenced. ...Read more

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I had Arthroscopic knee surgery 2 months ago and I am still having shifting, popping, locking of the knee joint. Is this normal? Pain in back of knee to

Locking isn't normal: Arthroscopic knee surgery is great to remove torn meniscus cartilage and loose pieces but it is not great to treat symptoms from arthritis. If you do have some arthritis in the knee, you may still experience shifting and popping. The locking is concerning for new loose pieces floating in the knee. Pain in the back of knee is likely a Baker's Cyst. See your surgeon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my knee. Is like a popping feeling, but not with my bones may be my muscle or tissue. It feels like popping a rubber band in the back?

I have a pain in my knee. Is like a popping feeling, but not with my bones may be my muscle or tissue. It feels like popping a rubber band in the back?

Inflammation?: Your description is non-specific and could be many things. Pain is related to inflammation and can be the result of tendonitis, bursitis, or injury intrinsic to the joint. If your symptoms do not improve with icing, activity modification and anti-inflammatory medication over a couple weeks, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Pain/inflamm at post sup iliac spine. Hip popping/pain around same time, then knee pain. 3 weeks duration. Responsive to nsaids. History of lbp. Cause?

Pain/inflamm at post sup iliac spine. Hip popping/pain around same time, then knee pain. 3 weeks duration. Responsive to nsaids. History of lbp. Cause?

Too many choices: Too many choices to tell you a cause. A thorough history and exam would go a long way to answering that question. One detail can change everything. Sorry. PSIS or Sacriliac joint? ...The list goes on. ...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