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Having sound when i bend my knee. What could it be? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Aug-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User:Everytime I bend my knee in the night, I get a tic sound
User:Its not painful but I just want to the reason
User:This happens only on the left knee. I drive a lot everyday. Could it be because of that?
Doctor:The popping sound is generally due to movements of the fluid inside the joint.
Doctor:It is generally not associated with any serious problem,
User:But is it healthy?
Doctor:however sometimes degeneration inside the knee joint or problems with the ligaments/menisci can cause popping sound often.
User:Yeah I get that sound everyday
User:How can I avoid it?
Doctor:I would put across in this way - if you are popping specific joints most of the time, then it is better to look if there is any problem inside.
Doctor:If there are no problems detected on investigations, then popping joint is not a serious concern.
Doctor:If there are associated problems, it needs to be treated.
Doctor:The best way to avoid it is to get to know the cause of it.
User:So any specific x-ray that I should take for this?
Doctor:If it is your knee joint alone which is causing the pops, we need to rule out knee joint problem per se.
User:Yeah its the knee joint
Doctor:Yes, radiological test will be needed after a clinical examination.
Doctor:X-rays or CT/MRI scan may be needed.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:I will get a clinical examination done
User:Thats it. Thank you Dr
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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