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What are the best therapies for a knee click when walking up stairs?

What are the best therapies for a knee click when walking up stairs?

Find the cause 1st: A clicking sensation in the joint is due to something getting caught between the joint surfaces. The stair climbing puts extra pressure on the joint and exacerbates the clicking. It's usually due to a loose body of calcium like a bone spur from arthritis broken off in the joint or a torn piece of cartiladge like a torn meniscus getting caught in there. Start with an x-ray, then maybe an mri. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I workout pretty hard and recently my knee has been clicking when i walk down stairs or try to do any leg exercises. No pain. What could this be?

I workout pretty hard and recently my knee has been clicking when i walk down stairs or try to do any leg exercises. No pain. What could this be?

Chondromalacia: If it is the knee cap that is clicking it is probably chondromalacia, the is a condition where there is irregularity on the back of the kneecap that tends to catch when you squat or use stairs. There are exercises and knee braces that may help. First go to you doctor or a sports medicine doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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My knee started clicking above the knee cap when I walk up the stairs or demi plie. What is it? Are there there exercises to correct it?

My knee started clicking above the knee cap when I walk up the stairs or demi plie.  What is it? Are there there exercises to correct it?

Chrondromalacia pate: Here is a website that will give all the information that you need http://www.healthline.com/health/chondromalacia-patella#Overview1 ...Read more

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Tripped&hit knee hard on corner of table week ago clicking when walking Pain up/dwn stairs Swelling&more pain@end of day X-ray clean seek addtl care?

Tripped&hit knee hard on corner of table week ago clicking when walking Pain up/dwn stairs Swelling&more pain@end of day X-ray clean seek addtl  care?

Knee pain: Could be patellar contusion, however if pain and symptoms continue for more than a couple of weeks you may need an MRI to evaluate the tendons and ligaments for injury or tears. An MRI may also pick up a fracture or chip that the x-ray could miss. ...Read more

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My right knee clicks when walking upstairs on every step, also when walking up s steep bank. My left knee recently started to click too.

My right knee clicks when walking upstairs on every step, also when walking up s steep bank. My left knee recently started to click too.

Clicking knees: You stated that your knees "click" with walking up a steep bank or stairs. I wonder if you also have pain or is it just the "clicking" noise. That by itself is usually not a concern..but if pain you may have increasing inflammation ...Read more

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My knee was clicking a few times when I was walking and got painful. What could of caused that.is my patella moveing where it's not ment to go?

My knee was clicking a few times when I was walking and got painful. What could of caused that.is my patella moveing where it's not ment to go?

Meniscus problem: You may have a damaged meniscus (a flat crescent-shaped piece of cartilage - or "gristle" - in the knee joint). At your age, trauma from sport or accident are the more likely causes. Do you have knee swelling? Is the pain worse going up or down stairs, aggravated or relieved by activity? Patella is less likely, but do discuss this with your primary medical provider or specialist. ...Read more

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My knee caps have been clicking for the past 3 weeks and when avoidable they click on their own when walking, i'm a teenager, what's happening?

My knee caps have been clicking for the past 3 weeks and when avoidable they click on their own when walking, i'm a teenager, what's happening?

Patellofemoral Syndr: Pf syndrome is the most common cause of non-traumatic knee pain (and clicking) and is especially common in young females. It is caused by an imbalance between the knee hinge and the muscles of the thigh, the quadriceps, and often develops after a recent period of increased physical activity like sports. Fortunately, it's easily and effectively treatable with physical therapy so go get some! ...Read more

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Why does my knee replacement click when i walk?

Why does my knee replacement click when i walk?

Most do: When metal and polyethylene implants separate and then come back together, it can create a 'click' in the knee. Most patients with tka will experience this. Early on it may be related to swelling in the joint and be caused by the patella hitting the femoral implant while walking. When the swelling is gone, the femoral and tibial implant can separate slightly and click when they re-contact. ...Read more

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I have loud clicking noises in both knees when i walk. It is not sore but very embarrassing!. What could this be?.

I have loud clicking noises in both knees when i walk. It is not sore but very embarrassing!. What could this be?.

Joint aligment issue: Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, noise, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat issues. Begin a self-care w wellness, vits, magnesium, yoga and stretching. I like acupuncture! ...Read more

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My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. i already had one surgery. i've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. what can i do next. ?

My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. i already had one surgery. i've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. what can i do next. ?

See details: This is a tough one as you want to avoid repeated arthroscopic procedures. However, locking is a concern. I would suggest an orthopedic reevaluation and a new MRI to start. You can always get more than one opinion. ...Read more

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I have inflammation in my knee and was recommended therapy for six weeks. However, i did not go. Will ignoring this make the clicking in my knee worse?

I have inflammation in my knee and was recommended therapy for six weeks. However, i did not go. Will ignoring this make the clicking in my knee worse?

Diagnosis dependent: Clicking is a nonspecific finding with several different knee problems. The combination of a thorough history, exmination, and x-rays +/- an MRI (if indicated) will led to a specific diagnosis over 90% of the time. Not all clicks lead to surgery, but you owe it to yourself to help figure out the diagnosis by obtaining a comprehensive evaluation. If therapy is recommended you should do the therapy. ...Read more

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Lt. Knee pain agg. In full extension and also slight pain while walking.No click sound no swelling no trauma. What's the m/c causes? No specific hx.

Most common...: Most common cause of knee pain @ your age without a history of any trauma to the knee and no rheumatologic conditions is patellofemoral or kneecap pain. If it continues or worsens see your physician for examination. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My knee hurts when I walk long distances or when I run, I went to physical therapy but that didn't help at all..

My knee hurts when I walk long distances or when I run, I went to physical therapy but that didn't help at all..

Knee pain: Causation can be mutifactorial , Do both knees hurt ? How long have you had this ? Do NSAIDs help? Have you recently increased the amount of walking or running ? Do u have any pain at night ? You need to seek follow up with an Orthopaedic dr. ...Read more