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My knee cracks when i bend it, it is a bit swollen and it hurts what is it?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Arthritis.

if it hurts, you need x-ray and exam. There are a lot of causes.

In brief: Arthritis.

if it hurts, you need x-ray and exam. There are a lot of causes.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Venkata Vallury
usually an MRI of the knee would be a better test as it would pick up any meniscal or ligamental problems
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics

In brief: Knee pain

The two most common ligaments that produce knee pain and popping when they are injured are the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and the MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament).
1) ACL Injury What is It? The ACL at the centre of the knee gets over-stretched and tearsHow Does It Happen? Blow to the side of the knee, sudden twisting or deceleration, leg bending backwards too farSymptoms? Approximately 50% of ACL tears are accompanied by a popping sound associated with immediate swelling and pain. The other classic sign of an ACL tear is the knee giving wayTreatment? Visit the ACL Injuries section to find out more 2) MCL Injury What is It? The Medial Collateral Ligament on the inner side of the knee gets over-stretch and tearsHow Does it Happen? Force through the outside of the knee e.g. tackle, or sudden twisting e.g. skiingSymptoms? Inner knee pain, popping/tearing sensation, swelling, instability, difficulty bending the leg - See more at: http://www.knee-pain-explained.com/knee-pain-and-popping.html#sthash.EAcb3xqe.dpuf

In brief: Knee pain

The two most common ligaments that produce knee pain and popping when they are injured are the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and the MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament).
1) ACL Injury What is It? The ACL at the centre of the knee gets over-stretched and tearsHow Does It Happen? Blow to the side of the knee, sudden twisting or deceleration, leg bending backwards too farSymptoms? Approximately 50% of ACL tears are accompanied by a popping sound associated with immediate swelling and pain. The other classic sign of an ACL tear is the knee giving wayTreatment? Visit the ACL Injuries section to find out more 2) MCL Injury What is It? The Medial Collateral Ligament on the inner side of the knee gets over-stretch and tearsHow Does it Happen? Force through the outside of the knee e.g. tackle, or sudden twisting e.g. skiingSymptoms? Inner knee pain, popping/tearing sensation, swelling, instability, difficulty bending the leg - See more at: http://www.knee-pain-explained.com/knee-pain-and-popping.html#sthash.EAcb3xqe.dpuf
Dr. Venkata Vallury
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine

In brief: More info needed

Have you injured the knee.
This may represent internal "derangement" (torn meniscus)plus an effusion (fluid) More information is needed!

In brief: More info needed

Have you injured the knee.
This may represent internal "derangement" (torn meniscus)plus an effusion (fluid) More information is needed!
Dr. Richard Zimon
Dr. Richard Zimon
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