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medical question.....clicking knee(11 posts)

medical question.....clicking kneeafrican
Oct 28, 2002 6:44 AM
Not sure what this is from cycling or running (training for Ironman in 2 weeks). It does not hurt to ride or run. But when I walk it clicks on the right hand side (right knee) about just below the middle of the knee. It does not hurt, any ideas???

(no jokes about giving up riding and giving my colnago, fondriest and litespeed away).
Two possibilitiesjromack
Oct 28, 2002 7:04 AM
You may have a slight meniscal tear or a patellar tracking problem.

If there is no pain or swelling, continue with the training and do the Ironman.

If anything changes like your knee "catching" or any pain/swelling go see a good Orthopedic Surgeon.

I use Dr. Mirabello in Palm Harbor.
re: medical question.....clicking kneealiensporebomb
Oct 28, 2002 7:50 AM
I once had a problem with this as well, however,
but it went away by itself. I wish I knew what
had caused it but perhaps qualified medical folks
have an idea.
re: medical question.....clicking kneeDINOSAUR
Oct 28, 2002 9:00 AM
My right knee clicks all the time when climbing. It's clicked as long as I can remember. Mine is in a different spot, above the knee, I believe it is a tendon. I was told if there was no pain or swelling not to worry about it.
re: medical question.....clicking kneeRom12_1
Oct 28, 2002 9:22 AM
Agree with jromack. Most likely either meniscal tear (cartilage on inside of knee0 or problem with your knee cap. If no pain,locking or swelling should be ok to train. If there is a question, orthopedic surgeon is person to see.
Here's a Bible Verse to Cover Itjromack
Oct 28, 2002 10:46 AM
Hebrews 12:12 (NIV)

Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees
How about Isa 35:3?Rom12_1
Oct 28, 2002 6:14 PM
Strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way....

I think "give way" in the Hebrew is actually translated "click."
I have a patella tracking problemColorado Ron
Oct 28, 2002 10:17 AM
and my knee clicks loudly when bent.

here's a cut from this link:

"The knee may grind or a crunching sound may occur when squatting or when going up and down stairs. If there is a considerable amount of wear and tear, there may be a feeling of popping, or clicking, when the knee is bent."

Knee problems are nothing to mess with so you should probably have it checked out.

Me too...Ouch
Oct 29, 2002 1:11 PM
I've got the same prob and get all kinds of clicks, creaks, groans and general complaints about steep hills out of my knees.

Here's some more light reading.
re: medical question.....clicking kneeJuanmoretime
Oct 28, 2002 11:38 AM
You could have some roughening of the underside of the patella. The sound you here is it catching and releasing. Weight training your legs helps to make sure the patella tracks correctly. If their is no inflamation or pain, you're probably OK. It can't hurt to get it checked out. I had the same problem, without pain. The weight training and stretching made it go away. LoL
re: medical question.....clicking kneebsdc
Oct 28, 2002 7:54 PM
I agree with the idea that if there is no pain or swelling then there isn't likely a serious problem, however, it can be the beginning of something more serious, so I wouldn't totally ignore it. The symptoms you relate don't seem consistent with a meniscal tear. A patellar tracking problem sounds more likely. Try stretching your quadrceps for a week and then begin strengthing your vastus medialis.