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I often get pressure in my knee, and it's relieved by twisting my leg until it cracks. Is this safe?

I often get pressure in my knee, and it's relieved by twisting my leg until it cracks. Is this safe?

Probably: These types of symptoms are usually caused by patellofemoral catching. The underneath surface of the knee cap experiences friction in the groove it sits in. This can just be increased friction between the cartilage surface, or occur because of irregularities or potholes in the cartilage surfaces. If it isn't painful it probably doesn't need any treatment except strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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My right leg has felt a lot of pressure all day under my knee there's no pain ?

My right leg has felt a lot of pressure all day under my knee there's no pain ?

Leg "pressure": Dear Brittany, Is there swelling in your leg below the knee joint, specifically behind in the calf region? If so, call your physician. Clots in a leg can present with "pressure" behind the knee, and may not be painful. Also, if you are on contraceptives, risk for clots is higher. Make sure you contact your physician for a physical exam. Best wishes, Nisha ...Read more

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Why might it be that my leg cracks when i lift my knee up and let it down again?

Knee cracking?: The most common and likely cause of cracking in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a plica, patellar tendonitis etc. Some fluid build up in the knee causes cracking. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See orthopedist. ...Read more

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I just slipped and my leg went out in front of me. Now i can't put pressure on it and my knee really hurts. What should I do?

I just slipped and my leg went out in front of  me. Now i can't put pressure on it and my knee really hurts. What should I do?

Go to ER: If you really can't bear any weight on your leg without severe pain you may have done serious damage to your knee. You need an expert exam , and possibly xrays. You probably should go to the er, or see your physician as soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ok my question is why I have such leg pain... from my knee Down my whole leg pops and cracks and is very very painful.. why does it pop and crack?

Ok my question is why I have such leg pain... from my knee Down my whole leg pops and cracks and is very very painful.. why does it pop and crack?

Knee pain: joints creak, snap, pop as we age, joints have fluid in joint space, sometimes a vaccum sets up in joint movement, cracks sound, sometimes loose bodies, sometimes bone spurs...heat, nsaids, stretches, cold packs would help, sometimes massage and calcium for cramps, shin splints ...Read more