Knee cap noise

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Avatar_m_tn Hi, I have recently injured my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> with a frontal hit to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap against a door. I had little pain and only a slight swelling the next day, but nothing too noticeable. However, every time I bend my leg now, I can hear (and feel) a soft grinding sound. I have had XRAY's done but everything was O.K.. Could this mean that I may have caused some damage to the knee cap, like the cartilage under it? I have had a mosaicplasty done on this same knee before. Thank you for your time.
Avatar_n_tn It can also be due to medial meniscus or patellar injury (caused by active sports, dancing, exercising or accidental). Another possibility is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur. Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. This needs an evaluation by either an orthopedics specialist or by a sports injury specialist. The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar_m_tn Another possibility is Chondromalacia patella in which the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap keeps rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur (corrected by braces, taping, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, physiotherapy or surgery). Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. This needs an evaluation by either an orthopedics specialist or by a sports injury specialist. Take care!
Avatar_f_tn The issue is, that if my knees are bent for any period of time they begin to ache and if I stretch them out they hurt more. The pain is occurring to the inside of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap and lasts roughly 5 minutes. In addition, my left knee will periodically give out, and I am more prone to hyper-extending my knees than I was prior to them getting hurt ( I don't know whether or not this is related). Any ideas as to what's up?
Avatar_f_tn whenever I walk up stairs my left knee makes a clicking noise and if I touch and feel my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> it feels like a grinding sensation inside my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. I've been icing my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> after each game and the next few days following. It is uncomfortable to walk on it at times but not necessarily painful or impossible. I have started going to the gym again.
Avatar_f_tn It can also be due to medial or lateral meniscus injury or patellar injury (caused by active sports, dancing, exercising or accidental). Another possibility is Chondromalacia patella in which the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap keeps rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur (corrected by braces, taping, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, physiotherapy or surgery). Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it.
Avatar_m_tn Another possibility is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur. Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. The various causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation, chondromalacia patella, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder.
Avatar_n_tn Hi there! Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include further degeneration, inflammation, injuries etc. I would suggest seeking a review with your treating orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Meanwhile I would suggest rest. Tylenol/ OTC NSAIDS may be helpful for symptomatic relief. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar_n_tn Hi there! Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include further degeneration, inflammation, injuries etc. I would suggest seeking a review with your treating orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Meanwhile I would suggest rest. Tylenol/ OTC NSAIDS may be helpful for symptomatic relief. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar_f_tn Popping sound coming from the knee could be due to injury to your medial meniscus of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> to your patella. Another possibility is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur. Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. You may need an X-ray and probably a MRI of the spine, followed by either conservative treatment or surgery depending on the diagnosis. This needs an evaluation by either an orthopedics specialist or by a sports injury specialist.
Avatar_m_tn It can also be due to medial or lateral meniscus injury or patellar injury (caused by active sports, dancing, exercising or accidental). Another possibility is Chondromalacia patella in which the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap keeps rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur (corrected by braces, taping, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, physiotherapy or surgery). Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it.
Avatar_m_tn The various causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation - may cause knee locking or knee collapse, chondromalacia patella - occasional locking or knee collapse, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder.
Avatar_n_tn rest the leg, use ice packs, keep the leg elevated and use compression knee caps or straps. You can take anti-inflammatory medications. when pain goes away you will have to take up strengthening and stretching exercises of thigh and leg muscles. Please consult a sports injury specialist or an orthopedic specialist for this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar_m_tn But recently I am facing that my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> joint is paining and feeling some noise form last year when I walk or stand for some while. But I do not lift heavy weight things or carry. I have visited number of doctors but all of them suggested calcium 500 mg once or twice daily for 2 to 3 months, but Still I have the problem and found or felt no improvement. I don't know what to do. I am a teacher, so I have to stand before white board to take classes for 2 or 3 hours daily.
Avatar_f_tn There doesn't seem to be any swelling at all - and the pain on the left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> is on the side - along the right hand side of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap. I spoke to the Dr this morning and he is sending me to a physiotherapist as he doesn't want to consider surgery - unless it is absolutely necessary. I'm perplexed as to why this is occurring as I didn't have a fall or any trauma tot he knee.
Avatar_f_tn My pain is usually on the outside side and in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap. Everytime i walk around i hear a cracking in my knee. Last year i went to my doctor and they sent me to physical thearpy. My thearpist said that i had an upsilp with my pelvis and i had tight hamstrings. He gave me streches to do and they havent been helping. I feel that my knee pain has been the worse in the past few months. I feel that i have this bump on my knee. I dont think it is osgood schlatter.
Avatar_n_tn I have experienced the tingling numbness in my toes and when I rb my swollen knee it feels like a wave going back and forth on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap. The fluid on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> and ankle are driving me nuts and having to compensate w/ my other leg is causing pain in that knee and hip. I am wishing I never had surgery and can't deal w/ this much longer. I have a 6yr old so when I get home from work I am in so much pain that I can't do anything to entertain my daughter and enjoy my life and being a parent.
Avatar_m_tn Over two weeks ago I had fluid drawn out of my left knee at the hosptial. This had come about by finding my knee the day before had swollen up twice it's size and me limping for the rest of the day. I went to the surgen and found the results of the blood test revealed nothing. The doctor then advised a MRI for later that day. The MRI results found nothing. when the doctor asked if I had any pain still I advised him that I indeed still have some pain.
Avatar_n_tn This condition occurs when the knee muscles experience an unbalanced muscle pull (due to walking position or the way you are standing), the surfaces of the femor, tibia, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap are not in alignment, or from osteoarthritis. Symptoms include pain in the front of the knee, pain when the knee is bent (squat)for a length of time, or when the knee ocassionally can't support the body. This needs to be evaluated by an orthopedist.
Avatar_f_tn But no use, then had advised me to wear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap for few days. I was feeling better with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap. I removed it after 25 days, it was little better for 2 days, then again the pain is back. After few days, went to orthopedic, he said no problems and advised me to do some exercises. Then also no use. I have still have the pain in my knee and following parts....couldn't talk for more than 10 mins. Could you please advise me how to solve this and become normal.
Avatar_n_tn I have had both knees done, and glad I'm this end of it, but like others I have clunking. My right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> swells and feels like it is pulling away from my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap. Now if I walk too far, and 'm only talking half a kilometre, I am in agony. My muscles at the back of my thighs feel like lead weights. The tightness doesn't seem to be improving. I am doing all the excercises including bike. I am going to try physio, although my surgeon thought I was doing so well I shouldn't need it.
Avatar_m_tn Another possibility is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur. Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. This needs an evaluation by either an orthopedics specialist or by a sports injury specialist. Take care!
Avatar_n_tn The pain is mostly around the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap and on the inside of my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. My right side of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> is still numb. Could I be over doing it?
Avatar_f_tn Another possibility is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur. Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. This needs an evaluation by either an orthopedics specialist or by a sports injury specialist. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
372025_tn?1198814962 and then my face was going numb. and then i heard a ringing noise. and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> has problems, so in the past, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap has dislocated itself. anyways, i think i fainted, and woke up right when i went down. my knee cap popped out, and i felt it go back in when i woke up. my eyes started to get normal. im kind of scared i might have neurocardiogenicsyncope. [a fainting disorder.] sorry for any mistakes. but yeah. if you know what its like, or whats wrong with me, could you please tell me?
Avatar_n_tn Sudden onset knee pain can be due to ligament tear, bursitis, or repeat meniscus injury. Another possibility is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur. Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. This needs an evaluation by either an orthopedics specialist or by a sports injury specialist.Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar_f_tn I dislocated my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap badly a few weeks ago while i was on holiday. I was told by the specialist that i have snapped the dislocation was extremley bad and i have ripped all the muscles and ligaments around my knee. I've been told i need a cast on for 6 weeks and if the ligaments dont start to heal i will need surgery. I'm currently getting a lot of pain down my leg and getting pins and needles and knee spasms.
Avatar_n_tn and her knee will pop and when she straightens and bends her knee u can hear and feel like this grinding noise of her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap and bone. can you please give me an idea of what she did and how she can get it better? thankss.
Avatar_m_tn It can also be due to medial meniscus or patellar injury (caused by active sports, dancing, exercising or accidental). Another possibility is Chondromalacia patella in which the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap keeps rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur (corrected by braces, taping, non-steridal anti-inflammatory, physiotherapy or surgery). Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. The other possibility is patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Avatar_m_tn I go to get out of bed and standup, pop,pop go my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>-no pain just noise, If I walk too much more then a mile I get a very sharp pain right across the knee cap and I can feel a small bent across it as well. Ok, ankel pertty much the same story ( bend it back really bad in the fall). Im the type who get hit by a small car( no superman) and no broken bones, just toren-up. The Doctors aways say ( after x-ray) elevate it and ice it. Well dan-it its been 4years and now I sound like rice-crippy.