Cracking or popping in the knee is one of the most common complaints of young and older patients alike. Although their reasons for having it could be different, it still can be fairly debilitating. If you think to yourself, “My knee pops and cracks. What could it be?” watch this video to learn some of the reasons why.
My knee pops and cracks. What could it be?
There are many reasons your knee could pop or crack. They aren’t all bad either. For example, young athletic patients might have a grinding sensation under the kneecap, what we call crepitus, even though structurally there is absolutely nothing damaged.
In older patients, articular cartilage can start to break down, causing the roughened surfaces to crack or pop with knee motion. This arthritis popping and grinding can be fairly painful.
In this video, I discuss these and some of the other causes that your knee could pop or crack and what could be done to make you feel better.
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