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Why does my groin area click or pop when I open my leg outward?

Why does my groin area click or pop when I open my leg outward?

Click: The noise could come from hip joint, but can also come from tendons or ligaments. Although you click do you have other symptoms? Pain swelling etc. ...Read more

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The region or crease between ...Read more


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Why does my groin area click or pop when I open my leg outward?

Why does my groin area click or pop when I open my leg outward?

Tendon: Snapping hip syndrome is a common phenomenon where the iliopsoas tendon snaps over a normal prominence on the upper end of your femur or leg bone. ...Read more

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Why does my groin area click or pop when I open my leg outward? And should I be worried about it if I constantly pop my groin as much as cracking my knuckles?

Why does my groin area click or pop when I open my leg outward? And should I be worried about it if I constantly pop my groin as much as cracking my knuckles?

Evaluation needed: You may have a loose body in your hip joint or a slipped growth center. Further evaluation by a physician, preferable orthopaedic is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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4 weeks after an Open Reduction Internal Fixation (2 screws) knee procedure on an OCD lesion. .. clicking/popping and numbness. Is this normal?

4 weeks after an Open Reduction Internal Fixation (2 screws) knee procedure on an OCD lesion. .. clicking/popping and numbness. Is this normal?

OCD Lesion: Unfortunately yes. I had my ORIF, of my right Tibia in 2004. I still have numbness in that area as well as clicking. It did help some to have all my hardware removed in 2006. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain, & it feels like something popping/clicking out down bottom in my left leg when I do my jump kicks in my martial arts class?

I have sharp shooting pain, & it feels like something popping/clicking out down bottom in my left leg when I do my jump kicks in my martial arts class?

Depends: The first question would be - where exactly is the popping/clicking? Knee? Ankle? Foot? Oftentimes, if there is painless clicking then nothing needs to be done. However, if there is associated pain or instability then do see an orthopedist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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If standing, I cross r leg over l and point toes to floor. When moving back to normal position, I hear/feel popping sensation in my groin. Any ideas?

If standing, I cross r leg over l and point toes to floor. When moving back to normal position, I hear/feel popping sensation in my groin. Any ideas?

Likely no problem.: You might have som crepitus, or crackling in your hip joint from joint ends grinding together. This can be a sign of arthritis, especially if you are older or did a lot with your joints, I would watch for arthritis in the future if I were you, but right now it is likely due to the unusual thing you are doing with your leg (s). Try not to get into these kinds of habits. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful popping sensation between my hip and thigh (groin area) while walking?

What could cause a painful popping sensation between my hip and thigh (groin area) while walking?

Tendons: Popping is usually tendons and ligaments slipping over bones. Could also be your hip socket popping in and out. Because it is painful have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Clicking and popping in ankle area. Had surgery to shorten bone and did not help. Did shots and P.T getting worse. What is next step?

Clicking and popping in ankle area. Had surgery to shorten bone and did not help. Did shots and P.T getting worse. What is next step?

2nd opinion: If you are not getting a satisfactory answer and if you are having trouble, you might consider a second opinion. Popping when you move your foot would typically be caused by some form of subluxation or instability of the ligaments or tendons in the foot/ ankle. ...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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Knee injury with clicking and popping?

Knee injury with clicking and popping?

Several things.: It could be a tracking issue of the kneecap, or a meniscal tear, or a loose body, just to name a few possibilities. See an orthopedic knee specialist for proper evaluation. ...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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I have been having pains in my knee, it makes crunching sounds, popping, and clicking and at times it is veery paiful what can this be?

I have been having pains in my knee, it makes crunching sounds, popping, and clicking and at times it is veery paiful what can this be?

Varies: In a elderly person, one would attribute it to arthritis when the irregular joint surfaces grind and pop as they move over each other. In a 20 year old it is usually some form if internal derangement of the knee such as a plica, discoid meniscus, or meniscal tear. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is clicking and popping of the knee joint normal? I mean if it hurts

Is clicking and popping of the knee joint normal? I mean if it hurts

No: Painful clicking and popping of the knee suggests a possible cartilage injury. You should seen an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have been having popping and clicking pain in the knee. The pain is worse when I sit. I have swelling and warmth of the knee? Please explain why

I have been having popping and clicking pain in the knee. The pain is worse when I sit. I have swelling and warmth of the knee? Please explain why

Knee swelling/pain: Did u injure ur knee? U shoudl have it checked out by an orhtopedic doc for torn ligament or something. ...Read more

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How much damage is being done In my knee from not being able to straighten the knee for almost 5 months? I have a lot of popping clicking. And stuck?

How much damage is being done In my knee from not being able to straighten the knee for almost 5 months? I have a lot of popping clicking. And stuck?

Get evaluated: Knee pain and loss of motion can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, inflammation, and neoplasm. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. ...Read more

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Hi, when I lift my knee to my stomach I hear a popping noise in my groin. I cant train..

Hi, when I lift my knee to my stomach I hear a popping noise in my groin. I cant train..

Incomplete question: Popping sound on lifting your knee to your stomach is harmless. You may continue your exercise routine.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have clicking and popping on lateral side of knee 10 days after menisectomy and debridement? It feels like when I first injured it

Is it normal to have clicking and popping on lateral side of knee 10 days after menisectomy and debridement? It feels like when I first injured it

Follow up: A more accurate answer will come from the Orthopedic surgeon who performed the procedure. Your symptoms could be consistent with post-op healing. ...Read more

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I have had all of my main joints replaced or revision. In the last 4 years. Now have popping, clicking and grinding in my replaced knee. Thoughts?

I have had all of my main joints replaced or revision. In the last 4 years. Now have popping, clicking and grinding in my replaced knee. Thoughts?

Total knee: Get good exam. No injury? Get good quality x-ray to check for loosening, alignment, & tracking issues. Doing appropriate stretches? If not, scar/synovitis can be the culprit. ...Read more

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Xray & mri=normal. Still having knee problems. Loud popping, clicking, and little grinding. Knee curves inward. What is this?

Xray & mri=normal. Still having knee problems. Loud popping, clicking, and little grinding. Knee curves inward. What is this?

Need eval: Mutiple knee problems are possible, but an exam would be needed to know for sure. Patella problems are common in women, and sometimes can be cured with realignment surgery. Talk to an orthopedic knee surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain from my right knee shooting up to my groin feels like knee is popping as well that comes and goes. Should I seek attention?

I have a sharp pain from my right knee shooting up to my groin feels like knee is popping as well that comes and goes. Should I seek attention?

Yes: You may benefit from seeing an osteopathic physician for consult. S/he can do a full osteopathic examination, and do a musculoskeletal examination of your knees and lower extremities are doing, and how stable your knee is in relation to your hips, pelvis, and lower back. The problem may be affecting your knees secondarily from somewhere else. Time to get relief, and get treated. ...Read more

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What should I do if my total knee replacement of 2 1/2 years begins to make "clicking " & "popping " sounds?

What should I do if my total knee replacement of 2 1/2 years begins to make "clicking " & "popping " sounds?

See your surgeon: Clicking in knee replacements is very common as the parts are metal and plastic (polyethylene). Popping may indicate some swelling or fluid build up in the knee. You should see your knee surgeon or knee replacement specialist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What happens during a knee osteotomy? After having that surgery done does that lead to clicking and popping of the knee joint?

Bone is cut: Knee osteotomy is where the a bone around the knee is cut (osteotomized) to correct a deformity of the bone or to unweight an area of arthritis inside of the knee. It does not usia=ually result in a clicking or popping of the knee joint unless there is a preexistant problem of the knee. ...Read more

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I hurt my knee and the spain is getting worse. My foot was planted on the ground. There is swelling clicking and there was a popping sound when I did?

I hurt my knee and the spain is getting worse. My foot was planted on the ground. There is swelling clicking and there was a popping sound when I did?

Go to the ER.: You will need a x-ray to r/o a fracture. Keep ice covered with cloth over the knee to reduce the pain and swelling till you go. As you hear a clicking sound there is a possibility of a small fracuture, lying loose in the joint cavity.Avoid weight bearing on that knee by now and get transported with somebody's help. If hospital is little far, take Motrin if you are not allergic till you reach er. ...Read more