Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-05-10, 06:06 PM   #1
episodic
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South
Bikes: Had a Surly Cross Check - was totaled in recent accident. Sadly now just a Fuji Crosstown as a backup bike.
Posts: 415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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. . .
episodic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 08:36 PM   #2
CraigB
Starting over
 
CraigB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Indianapolis
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1500; 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin; 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105; 2012 Catrike Trail
Posts: 4,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
CraigB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 08:42 PM   #3
bbeasley 
Cat 5 field stuffer
 
bbeasley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hammond, La
Bikes: Wabi Lightning RE, Wabi Classic
Posts: 1,420
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on the weight loss! In addition to going to the doc, I'd lay off the weight bearing exercise.
bbeasley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 09:13 PM   #4
drmweaver2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by episodic View Post
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.
drmweaver2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 10:36 PM   #5
cooleric1234
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Aurora, CO
Bikes: CAAD9-1, Windsor Cliff 29er
Posts: 1,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
cooleric1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-10, 12:02 AM   #6
bloodhawke83
Senior Member
 
bloodhawke83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rocklin, CA
Bikes: marin hybrid (broken), GMC Denali Pro Road Bike (new)
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
bloodhawke83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-10, 12:09 AM   #7
rfmarotti
Senior Member
 
rfmarotti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: 2006 Scott Speedster S30; 2001 Specialized S-Works CX; 1995 Marin Bear Valley SE; 2008 Giant FCR; 1993 Bianchi Project-5
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bloodhawke83 View Post
consult a doctor, not an internet forum.
fify
rfmarotti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-10, 12:19 AM   #8
bloodhawke83
Senior Member
 
bloodhawke83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rocklin, CA
Bikes: marin hybrid (broken), GMC Denali Pro Road Bike (new)
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rfmarotti View Post
fify
lol, nothing wrong asking an internet forum. not everyone has access to healthcare.
bloodhawke83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-10, 07:56 AM   #9
Spudd
Senior Member
 
Spudd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
Bikes: Norco VFR D3, CCM Cruiser
Posts: 257
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Spudd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-10, 08:43 AM   #10
Peter_C
I am the Snail~!
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooleric1234 View Post
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...
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-10, 08:46 AM   #11
episodic
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South
Bikes: Had a Surly Cross Check - was totaled in recent accident. Sadly now just a Fuji Crosstown as a backup bike.
Posts: 415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by drmweaver2 View Post
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. . .
episodic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-10, 09:28 AM   #12
jethro56 
Watching and waiting.
 
jethro56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mattoon,Ill
Bikes: Trek 7300 Giant Sedona E-Bike Trek Madone 4.5 Surly Cross Check
Posts: 1,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
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.
jethro56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-10, 12:50 AM   #13
Mr. Markets
Who has a good sense of humor for going along with my little April Fool Gag (The Admin)
 
Mr. Markets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: on my laptop
Bikes: Longbikes Slipstream
Posts: 4,066
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by episodic View Post
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...
Mr. Markets is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-10, 08:51 PM   #14
zjrog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 628
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
zjrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:57 AM.