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Why does it feels like my knee is grinding?

Why does it feels like my knee is grinding?

Arthritis: You may have arthritis, you should have it evaluated to get a correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Have pain in left knee and clicks now and again but at the minute I feels like its grinding and even when am not doing anything I get pain?

Have pain in left knee and clicks now and again but at the minute I feels like its grinding and even when am not doing anything I get pain?

Meniscus: This is unusual for arthritis. You are quite young and unless you have had trauma the most likely cause would be internal derangement with the most likely being a meniscal tear. See your ortho doc if possible and get a better opinion.
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Knee grinds, has swelling that feels like fluid and can sometimes be painful. What does this usually indicate?

Knee grinds, has swelling that feels like fluid and can sometimes be painful. What does this usually indicate?

Chondromalacia: One of the most common knee conditions in an out of shape person is known as chondromalacia. This condition is easily treated with appropriate physical therapy and/or exercise that strengthens all of the muscles of the thigh to hold the knee cap in place. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Whenever I walk up stairs orwork out my left knee clicks and feels like its grinding. Is this a major problem?

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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Can feel a grinding feeling in knees when bending them when hands are on them seems like I can hear it then too. Sometimes give out why is that?

Can feel a grinding feeling in knees when bending them when hands are on them seems like I can hear it then too. Sometimes give out why is that?

Crepitance: The sound/ sensation of grating is common and does not correlate with chondrosis -- it is often present in normal knees, but can also be present with arthritis. Goving way can be secondary to fleeting pain, inadequate muscle strength/ balance or forms of patellar instability that your knee expert can sort out. Www. Patellofemoral. Com. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your hands flat on knees and can feel them grinding on touch and creaking?

What does it mean when you have your hands flat on knees and can feel them grinding on touch and creaking?

Crepitus: Crepitus is the medical term for a crunching sensation in the knee as it is bent back and forth. See a dr. And get an eval to determine why you are experiencing crepitus in your knees. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My knees click and feel like the joints are grinding when I go up stairs. What could this be and what do you think caused it?

My knees click and feel like the joints are grinding when I go up stairs. What could this be and what do you think caused it?

You've Got Kneesles!: It could be a minor problem depending on your activities. Lots of athletes get that, without pain, and apparently without any long term problems. But there can be problems on the underside of the patella (knee cap) that can cause it too, but usually accompanied by pain. Best to get it checked out with your doctor. He or she will decide what to do based on a more detailed exam. ...Read more

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Why does my knee crunch and grind when it bends?

Why does my knee crunch and grind when it bends?

Crepitations: May be a sign of thining cartillage, osteoarthritis. If you do have pain or swelling an evaluation and radiologic evaluation will help. ...Read more

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Why does my knee grind and pop when going up stairs?

Why does my knee grind and pop when going up stairs?

Knee popping: Don't worry about knee popping. Likely just patellar femoral syndrome or a variant of it. See a doc to rule out arthritis or a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee a few weeks ago and sprained it, now knee clicks/grinds is this going to continue?

I fell on my knee a few weeks ago and sprained it, now knee clicks/grinds is this going to continue?

Depends: Minor injuries usually evolve in a few weeks. If symptoms persist there may be more injury like a cartilage tear. An orthopedic surgeon can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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33 years old and when I was 14 broke my knee. Always been a grinding to it and pain when I exercise. There something other than glucosamine to help?

33 years old and when I was 14 broke my knee. Always been a grinding to it and pain when I exercise. There something other than glucosamine to help?

Pain control: I usually tell my patients to take aleve daily, one in the morning, one at night and supplement with tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. If you feel the glucosamine is working for you, continue to take it. The recommended dose for that supplement is 1500mg glucosamine and 1200mg chondroitin 1 pill twice daily. ...Read more

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My knee hurts on the sides, bottom and in the middle. It grinds. A dent forms in middle when I straighten it. Looks a little big. What could this be?

My knee hurts on the sides, bottom and in the middle. It grinds. A dent forms in middle when I straighten it. Looks a little big. What could this be?

Time to see doc..: Knee effusion can be from infection (i.E lyme), rheumatologic disease/arthritis, trauma, gout, bleeding in (hemophilia) the knee etc... It is not possible to tell exactly what you have or to better advise you since the information you provided is so limited. Thorough history and exam are very important for an accurate diagnosis. Please consult doc for eval. Motrin/aleve may help a bit. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How come I can't straighten the knee when I am standing up? It is painful to move it straight. I seem to have a lot of grinding and locking of the knee

How come I can't straighten the knee when I am standing up? It is painful to move it straight. I seem to have a lot of grinding and locking of the knee

Locking knee: Sounds like a condition known as chondromalacia or if you have had a knee injury in the past it could be due to a meniscal tear. Locking of the knee is generally the result of a free body of some kind. You may need an MRI on the knee to make the diagnosis, and an orthopedic consult. ...Read more

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I work as a chef, which means prolonged standing, I have much pain, discomfort and a grinding sensation when I bend my knees, when cleaning on honkers?

I work as a chef, which means prolonged standing, I have much pain, discomfort and a grinding sensation when I bend my knees, when cleaning on honkers?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms can be further evaluated. One can start with a primary care doctor, who can refer to a rheumatology or an orthopedic doctor. A rheumatologist knows a lot about arthritis. A physical medicine doctor may also be helpful. A physical medicine doctor is a physiatrist or pm&r doctor, who is knowledgeable in nerve pain, muscle problems, and physical therapy. X-rays are usually needed. ...Read more