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Popping knee when bending, painful, burning sensation. Should I go to the doctor?

Hello, I went to sit on the floor indian style and my knee popped really loud and when I got up my knee felt like it needed to pop again. The same night I went to bed and don t know what I did but my knee cracked and popped (hurt) but no relief. It feels unstable with a burning sensation. Should I go see my primary doc.? What could I have done?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
Feeling a crunching or hearing a popping sound when bending the knee, such as when bending down into a squat, are signs that cartilage has worn away and is not protecting the bones from friction.It is a feature of knee osteoarthritis.
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.

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Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Rheumatologist Dr. Divya Agarwal's  Response
It seems like the beginning of osteo arthritis, this could have been aggravated by sitting on the floor
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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