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My knee is popping and cracking and locking, what's wrong with it? I've had a lot of issues out of my knee, it pops when i bend it or squat down, it locks at times and is hard to move, it swells and it hurts behind my knee cap and hurts a lot and causes m

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: If

If you have not had an MRI i recommend you request one.
It sounds like you may have a tear in one or multiple tendons, ligaments, or meniscus. If so, you will need surgery to clean the knee out so to speak and repair the damage. In the meantime you can request a steroid injection for the pain and inflammation. Best of luck.

In brief: If

If you have not had an MRI i recommend you request one.
It sounds like you may have a tear in one or multiple tendons, ligaments, or meniscus. If so, you will need surgery to clean the knee out so to speak and repair the damage. In the meantime you can request a steroid injection for the pain and inflammation. Best of luck.
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