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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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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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My knee makes a cracking sound when I come up from a squat, should I be concerned? It only causes pain somtimes

My knee makes a cracking sound when I come up from a squat, should I be concerned? It only causes pain somtimes

Osteoarthritis: Sound is called crepitus and is because of wear and tear causing osteoarthritis. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be able to help with the pain if severe ...Read more

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My knee makes a cracking sound when I bend it. Is this a symptom of something?

My knee makes a cracking sound when I bend it. Is this a symptom of something?

Yes: This indicates the cartilage behind the knee or the part of the thigh bone, have some problems in the cartilage covering it. ...Read more

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Had taken x-ray back then on my knees but seems like there's no tear. When I move my knees there is cracking sound. What should I do?

Had taken x-ray back then on my knees but seems like there's no tear. When I move my knees there is cracking sound. What should I do?

Cracking knees: I suggest you see and Orthopedic surgeon.
No, you won't immediately have surgery - in fact surgery sounds unlikely given your information.

Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Pain in my right knee and my left knee makes a cracking sound when I bend it?

Patellofemoral pain: Unless you had mechanical injury it is likely patellofemoral pain. See pcp get X-ray to make sure and physical exam. This should resolve with physical therapy ...Read more

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I have loud cracking sound in my knee for long time like 6-7 months. But today I felt so much pain for the first time : (?

Several options: Meniscal tear could do this or chondromalacia of the patella
these can get acutely worse if something that was just cracking &popping before now gets tweeked out of place further now causing more sig pain
probably need to go see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Cracking sound comes from both knees when I unfold them, because of this I can't run, I think it is a problem of the cartilage, how can this be cured?

Cracking sound comes from both knees when I unfold them, because of this I can't run, I think it is a problem of the cartilage, how can this be cured?

Exercise +/- meds: If you have pain running, it would probably be a wise precaution to change to lower impact exercise such as walking or swimming. Exercises that strengthen your leg muscles will help to minimize arthritis pain. Acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory medications can also help, but you should check with your doctor before starting medication. ...Read more