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episodic 11-05-10 06:06 PM

knee question
 
I know ppl are going to tell me to go to the doc, and I plan on it - it is going to be a week or so before I get in and this is bothering me so I thought I'd ask here.

My rt knee has started making 'creaking' noises. It does not hurt at all but when I stand against a wall for instance and do a squat and come back up - I can audibly hear the knee. I can also 'feel' the noise if I put my hand on my knee.

I had started jogging (never more than a mile). You may also know I'm in the middle of a radical weight loss and that I've dropped 80 lbs since June - mostly by diet and increased physical activity, biking, jogging, elliptical, yoga - mostly biking - jogging only starting recently 1 mile at a time (in addition to other stuff) - 3-4 times a week.

I'm 36 if that matters.


I'm praying this isn't serious because "A" - I can't afford time off or surgery and "B" I'm really enjoying being active.

Any chance this is just 'normal' aging - or is this a bad sign?

Thanks. . .

CraigB 11-05-10 08:36 PM

None of us can say. Even if any of us were doctors.

All I can offer is that my own knees have popped, cracked and creaked constantly since high school but haven't caused a bit of problem.

bbeasley 11-05-10 08:42 PM

Congratulations on the weight loss! In addition to going to the doc, I'd lay off the weight bearing exercise.

drmweaver2 11-05-10 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by episodic (Post 11741282)
My rt knee has started making 'creaking' noises. ... Any chance this is just 'normal' aging - or is this a bad sign?

Sure there's a chance. It COULD be a sign of aging - but I wouldn't bet on it based on my own "can feel it when I place my hand on the side"' experiences with both my knees (yeom 2 surgeries, 3 actually [2 on 1 knee]).

Could be an overuse injury. Could be a tear. Could be a deterioration injury.

Sorry dude. You really need to have someone look at it.

cooleric1234 11-05-10 10:36 PM

I have pops and cracks in my knee sometimes but also without pain. I asked the doctor about it once and he told me not to worry about it if it doesn't hurt. I am not a doctor though, your mileage may vary.

bloodhawke83 11-06-10 12:02 AM

when you start dropping weight, you will hear a cracking noise from all over your body because its adjusting to the lower weight. if its pain, consult a doctor.

rfmarotti 11-06-10 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by bloodhawke83 (Post 11742792)
consult a doctor, not an internet forum.

fify

bloodhawke83 11-06-10 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by rfmarotti (Post 11742801)
fify

lol, nothing wrong asking an internet forum. not everyone has access to healthcare.

Spudd 11-06-10 07:56 AM

I don't know if this will be of any help to you, but I've had sounds like that in my knee for years, and it hasn't slowed me down.

Peter_C 11-06-10 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by cooleric1234 (Post 11742597)
I have pops and cracks in my knee sometimes but also without pain. I asked the doctor about it once and he told me not to worry about it if it doesn't hurt. I am not a doctor though, your mileage may vary.

/waves hand

I am not a Doctor - but, eight knee surgeries (one TKR) over 30+ years means I've seen a LOT of DRS...

Every one has told *me*, if it doesn't hurt, don't worry~!

That said, my best *guess* is the underside of your patella is no longer as smooth as it once was, so you will *feel* motion, and the *creaking* you *hear* (in your head) is a wear spot on a piece of cartiliege(???).

If you can afford to do so, I would still suggest seeing an Ortho, as a knee is a terrible thing to ruin.

Opinion only here - but jogging (unless a little or young person) is very hard on knees...

episodic 11-06-10 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by drmweaver2 (Post 11742176)
Sure there's a chance. It COULD be a sign of aging - but I wouldn't bet on it based on my own "can feel it when I place my hand on the side"' experiences with both my knees (yeom 2 surgeries, 3 actually [2 on 1 knee]).

Could be an overuse injury. Could be a tear. Could be a deterioration injury.

Sorry dude. You really need to have someone look at it.

If I tore it, etc - would it not 'hurt' - this doesn't really hurt (i'm aware of it) - but no pain. . .

jethro56 11-06-10 09:28 AM

I'm wondering if it's the yoga. I do some yoga but I'm careful about bent knee stretches. I have hyperextended ligaments from football injuries and have had snap-crackle-pop sounds from my knees since I was 16. The sound comes from the ligaments slapping the bones as they move around.Doctors have said the cure is worse than the problem. The reason I thought about the yoga is if your stretching the muscles then maybe the ligaments might be a little loose afterwards until the muscle contracts again. I'm probably wrong but hey it's the internet you can say whatever you like.

Mr. Markets 11-11-10 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by episodic (Post 11741282)
I know ppl are going to tell me to go to the doc, and I plan on it - it is going to be a week or so before I get in and this is bothering me so I thought I'd ask here.

My rt knee has started making 'creaking' noises. It does not hurt at all but when I stand against a wall for instance and do a squat and come back up - I can audibly hear the knee. I can also 'feel' the noise if I put my hand on my knee.

I had started jogging (never more than a mile). You may also know I'm in the middle of a radical weight loss and that I've dropped 80 lbs since June - mostly by diet and increased physical activity, biking, jogging, elliptical, yoga - mostly biking - jogging only starting recently 1 mile at a time (in addition to other stuff) - 3-4 times a week.

I'm 36 if that matters.


I'm praying this isn't serious because "A" - I can't afford time off or surgery and "B" I'm really enjoying being active.

Any chance this is just 'normal' aging - or is this a bad sign?

Thanks. . .

you probably have something called crepitus. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crepitus

probably nothing to worry about unless you are experiencing pain. I have had this all my life in various places...

zjrog 11-14-10 08:51 PM

I started to reply to this, but decided to start a new thread. What I will suggest, is see a doctor as soon as you can, and ask really tough questions. If anti-inflammatories work for you, great.

Feel free to read through my replacement thread.


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