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Pain in right knee on kneeling down, cracking sound, severe pain. Causes and treatment?

Hello, sometimes when i kneel down my right knee is very painful like i have knelt on a stone but my other knee is ok, but today was the worst i was kneeling down just putting this table together & i heard well i think i heard a cracking sound but i definitely felt the knee shift a little & at the same time this unbelievable pain on my knee i was hoping around the room in a lot of pain for just over a minute i am just wondering what is the cause?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to the forum.
If you can feel a slight pop or crack in the area on bending then an injury of the internal structures of the knee is likely.
You can help the improvement by-
1. Avoid any strenuous knee exercises, lifting weights, climbing stairs, cycling, etc.
2. Take a mild pain killer like acetaminophen every 8 hourly.
3. Do a hot fomentation in the area twice daily.
4. You can apply a local analgesic gel like Volini also.
5. Use an elastic knee brace for better knee support while walking.
Do consult an Orthopedician for a physical examination and stronger prescription medicines in case there is swelling, persistent pain and difficulty in walking.
I hope this is helpful to you.

Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.
Sometimes as a normal phenomena, fluid (synovial fluid) that lubricate the joint release bubbles which pop and crackle with movement. This occurs very commonly after a period of inactivity or during certain movements. I am not sure if this is what you have, but this is my most likely explanation to your symptoms.

You don't need to worry if there is no associated joint pain; but you have to do some conditioning exercises to improve the overall integrity of the joint - stronger muscle will take the weight of the joint and help to reduce the pressure on articulating surfaces, thus preventing any damage to the joint.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance to see any arthritic changes.

I hope this is helpful to you.
You can consult me again directly through my profile

Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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