Why does my knee cap pop into place?

Instability. You may have some patella instability which may be causing patella instabilty quad strengthening, bracing/taping and therapy may be helpful.

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There is popping on the inside of my knee up by the top end of my knee cap. What type of injury is this?

Knee popping. This popping may not be from an injury. It could be from mild wear under the kneecap called chondromalacia or from normal tissue in the knee called a plica. Read more...

Why is my left knee cap making these popping sounds?

Hard to say. Many joints make noise, and without accompanying pain, it is unlikely to be a cause for concern. Sometimes is may be an indication that there is malalignment or cartilage damage, but generally there is no relationship between the amount of painless popping and internal damage. Read more...

Pain above knee cap/bottom of quad, knee can be fine but goes through random periods of knee cap popping and giving way and being very painful.?

Patellofemoral syn. This sounds like patellofemoral syndrome. It occurs when the kneecap is not properly tracking. At times, there can be inflammation or damage of the cartilage behind the patella. A patellar stabilizing brace, quad and hip abductor strengthening and IT band stretching can all relieve symptoms and improve biomechanics. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes. Read more...

My knee cap is dislocated n will not stop popping n snapping I saw a specailist about it how long will I have to waite for surgery to be booked?

Patella Dislocation. The patella dislocates laterally towards the outside of the knee in people with malalignments of the patella and patella tendon. Kicking, explosive and cutting sports increase the risk. Weakness of the vastus medialis muscle that tracks the patella in the midline is a factor. The cracking is called crepitus and is a sign of arthritis in the knee cap. Patella realignment is not a surgical emergency. Read more...

If I still have popping and catching after knee chondroplasty of the patella is that normal? Still pain and swelling also

Popping id ok. Pain and swelling depends on how far put from your surgery you are. Call your surgeon with your concerns. Read more...
Post op patella. Unfortunately post op patella chondroplasty does continue to provide pain, swelling ,and popping. This is a very difficult area to "totally improve " as the articular surface in that area once it has been injured does not heal , unless a specific and entailed resurfacing is performed. Read more...

I had knee weakness for a 1 'n half month, no pain, sometimes popping, some swelling below the patella. Recently gotten slightly worse, any advice?

Patellar bursitis. Sounds like patellar or prepatellar bursitis. Ice and some rest to knee may help. Also Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve daily may benefit. If not better or worsening may need to see ortho, possible cortisone injection. Read more...
Patellar imbalance. Likely the Is is due to some maltracking of the knee cap and can be corrected with therapy. Given the limited info I would suggest an eval with your doctor and possibly a therapy prescription. Read more...
Patellar tendonitis. Consider patellar tendonitis, jumper's knee, PFS, sprain, meniscal tear, loose body, synovitis. Try rest, ice, open patellar sleeve. Limit squat and full arc exercises. insider purified omega, NSAIDs, modalities/laser therapy. Check with orthopedic surgeon or sports med doc if not better with above. Read more...
Get examined. Swelling and pain in that area needs to be checked for tendonitis, which should respond to the Ibuprofen (at prescription doses, supervised.) Stairs and kicking sports can aggravate this. Alternative problems inside the knee and medical conditions must be considered. See a musculoskeletal doctor, or start with your primary physician for a referral. Good luck. Read more...
See below. If you're not have any history Of trauma fever weight-loss chills , night sweats other joint problems and others symptoms such as flulike symptoms a trial of a supervised physical therapy regimen who specializes in orthopedic musculoskeletal skeletal injuries for a few weeks to a month with icing after your exercise and short courses of anti-inflammatory medication with food if not medically contraindicated. If you don't get better and you weeks to a month I would go see an orthopedic surgeongood luck thank you. Read more...