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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
No, its not the latest in knee reconstruction. But, my knee sounds like I've just poured the milk. Its most noticeable when I'm going down a set of stairs.

I'm wondering what this would be? I injured my knee a few years ago. No surgery was required.
post #2 of 12
See a Doc. They are the ones that can tell you what is going on.
post #3 of 12

By reading

On this topic several years ago because my knee kreeks and pops as well, "Mostly, noises in a joint that does not display some other deficiency means nothing."

If it bothers you in any way, see a pro. If not, relax.

CalG
post #4 of 12
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Check it out.
post #5 of 12
Does it sound like when you pop your knuckles or higher pitched..

Mine does that. Beginning of OA will begin to sound almost like grinding.

Lots of swelling and will sound like knuckles popping. If it's thin fluid it will sound like small bubbles.

Your family doc should be able to tell you just by listening.

DC
post #6 of 12
Both my knees have sounded exactly like that for YEARS. If you don't feel pain or instability.... don't worry about it.
post #7 of 12
i'm not a physician, however, i stayed in a holiday inn last night and have had a wide variety of knee maladies. i bet a beer the eventual diagnosis will be chondromalasia.

http://www.arthroscopy.com/sp05032.htm
post #8 of 12
When I was diagnosed with tendinitis in my shoulder, I heard lots of popping and grinding in my shoulder when I was doing physical therapy, but you could not really hear it unless it was real quiet in the room. PT guy said it was scar tissue and would go away as stuff healed. So far so good. When I was diagnosed with arthritis in my retinacular band, my knees would pop and crack so loud people across the room would cringe. This fits the description of the stuff in Rusty Guy's last link. I would feel pain before and during the pop, but great relief after wards. The surgery I had was called a lateral release. I had lived with the problem for many years, escalating medication until I finally got a cortisone shot. The one day of relief I got from that convinced me how bad knee had become. Surgery fixed the problem. Your mileage may vary.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by therusty
When I was diagnosed with tendinitis in my shoulder, I heard lots of popping and grinding in my shoulder when I was doing physical therapy, but you could not really hear it unless it was real quiet in the room. PT guy said it was scar tissue and would go away as stuff healed. So far so good. When I was diagnosed with arthritis in my retinacular band, my knees would pop and crack so loud people across the room would cringe. This fits the description of the stuff in Rusty Guy's last link. I would feel pain before and during the pop, but great relief after wards. The surgery I had was called a lateral release. I had lived with the problem for many years, escalating medication until I finally got a cortisone shot. The one day of relief I got from that convinced me how bad knee had become. Surgery fixed the problem. Your mileage may vary.
Sometimes you gotta take the time to let the doc get the rocks out of the knees.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice, all.
Its not si much that it worries me, as much as I'm simply curious. I've started working out pretty seriously, so we'll monitor how things progress.
post #11 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty Guy
i'm not a physician, however, i stayed in a holiday inn last night and have had a wide variety of knee maladies. i bet a beer the eventual diagnosis will be chondromalasia.

http://www.arthroscopy.com/sp05032.htm

I'll second that! That's exactly what my left knee does and it's been diagnosed with that. crunch-crunch! Wear a neoprene brace with a whole in the center for the knee cap.
post #12 of 12
Crepitus is the medical term for it. Doesn't necessarily mean anything, but you should get it checked out. Last thing you want to have is a small cartilage tear that is easily fixed early on, but that leads to joint damage later if not addressed.
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