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Why does my knee keep cracking and making crunching sound?

Why does my knee keep cracking and making crunching sound?

Let me help: You surface of the or the surface of the thigh bone is rough due to some kind injury, which made rough instead being smooth, this why the noise coming from. Read more

Crunching Sound (Definition)

A crunching sound may be heard in the joints if the joint surfaces are rough from wear ...Read more


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Cracking/crunching sound in knees (both) when bending and small lump (1cm diameter) just above knee.

Cracking/crunching sound in knees (both) when bending and small lump (1cm diameter) just above knee.

Knee sounds: Most often knee sounds (called crepitus) are from arthritis - the wearing out of cartilage in the knee. Bumps are more varied, but may represent fluid from arthritis, loose pieces of cartilage in the knee. Bumps that grow should be shared with you doctor. Read more

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My knees make crunching sound when I go up and down from stairs or bend down? What can I do?

My knees make crunching sound when I go up and down from stairs or bend down? What can I do?

Have it evaluated.: Sound coming from the knee could be due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by your orthopedist and find out why it is making that sound. Read more

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I hit my knee on the hard floor 5 month ago and now I hear some crunching sound whenever I step on a stairs.. .

I hit my knee on the hard floor 5 month ago and now I hear some crunching sound whenever I step on a stairs.. .

See doctor: It is possible you damaged the cartilage, meniscus, etc. In your knee. You need to see your primary care doctor for examination and probable ordering M.R.I. and referral if necessary. Read more

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Cartilage-can it be healed on its own if it is sligtly dammaged...Mr showed I had bubles behind my knee cap. My knee makes crunching sound sometimes?

Cartilage-can it be healed on its own if it is sligtly dammaged...Mr showed I had bubles behind my knee cap. My knee makes crunching sound sometimes?

Cartilage: Cartilage damage generally doesn't heal on its own. However, with some treatment like therapy and medicine it can become less painful and help prevent further damage. Sometimes, if bad enough, surgery is needed. Read more

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I had an old injury...I dislocated my knee cap 1.5 years ago so now I still have a crunching sound coming from behind my knee cap but no pain. Advice?

I had an old injury...I dislocated my knee cap 1.5 years ago so now I still have a crunching sound coming from behind my knee cap but no pain. Advice?

Patella: No pain is a good thing unless you have a charcot joint with destruction from diabetes, etc. It doesn't sound like a neuropathic joint, so continue maintenance exercises and avoid surgery. Read more

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What causes ur knees to become a crunching sound and grinding noice when walking and on rest I suffer from osteo arthritis also fibromyalgia?

What causes ur knees to become a crunching sound and grinding noice when walking and on rest I suffer from osteo arthritis also fibromyalgia?

Bone on bone: In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the knee joint degenerates and the cushion provided is lost causing the thigh bone to grind against the lower leg bone resulting in the crunching noise Read more

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My knee make a crunch sound, what can I do to strengthen my knee and cut down the irritation?

Knee: This is likely a cartilage issue. Once cartilage is damaged healing is difficult and may require surgery. If you have swelling ice and anti imflammatories such as Motrin may help. Read more

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Knee cracking pain only going upstairs, knee collapsed, crunching sounds, lack of extension patella not tracking as per physio what is the cause?

Knee cracking pain only going upstairs, knee collapsed, crunching sounds, lack of extension patella not tracking as per physio what is the cause?

Patellofemoral issue: The likely cause of your condition is that the knee cap is getting off track when you bend your knee due to lack of quad muscle strength (VMO). This causes the knee cap to track laterally when you bend your knee and leads to cartilage irritation (chondromalacia) under the knee cap which can cause aching and produce crunching sounds. Keep working with your physio to correct the problem. Read more

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Chest pain left breast area only relieved by pressing on chest and makes a crunching sound like my ribs are cracking. Should I go to the er? No insura

Chest pain left breast area only relieved by pressing on chest and makes a crunching sound like my ribs are cracking. Should I go to the er? No insura

Few choices: Sometimes air in soft tissue from pneumothorax = crepitance can feel like that -rice crispy sensation other would be rib trauma with ribs crunching over one another x-ray can define. Read more

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My knees keep cracking? What can I do to make the sound go away?  

Not much: When knees start cracking on persistent basis, this means the cartilage between the back of the knee cap and thigh bone start have problems, I would check with orthopedic surgeon and see what could he do. Thank you, good luck. Read more

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