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Tips to reduce cracking sound in knee, neck pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   I get a crackling sound when I getup sometimes
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I get a crackling sound in my knees when I getup sometimes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when is it happening?
User :   since 2 years but i didnt consult any doc so far
User :   since its not causing much pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age, height and weight?
User :   i am 27 years 10 months
User :   height is 174 cms
Doctor :   Ok
User :   weight 65 kg
Doctor :   Fine
User :   that happens mostly in my right knee
Doctor :   What is your occupation?
User :   software engineer
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   This sound is seen in many individuals
Doctor :   without any underlying problem
Doctor :   it is just the click produced
Doctor :   by the knee ligament and/or capsule
User :   Ok
Doctor :   when it comes in contact with opposing surfaces
User :   but there is also slight discomfort
User :   there is difference between my right and left knees
Doctor :   Yes, I am aware of that
Doctor :   it is quite commonly seen
User :   i started taking dance classes 1 month back
Doctor :   from your end, what you need to do is some exercises
User :   so i want complete comfort in my knees
User :   ok
Doctor :   to increase the flexibility of your knees
Doctor :   Like bending your knees while lying down
Doctor :   or sitting on a chair
Doctor :   do not do sit ups
Doctor :   it strains the knees
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can continue with your dance classes
Doctor :   it shall give you better coordination
Doctor :   and improve it
User :   Ok
User :   so i dont need to consult any ortho for this?
Doctor :   Not as of now
Doctor :   it is not required
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   My Mom is around 55 years old and she has an acute pain in her knees
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can u suggest some good ortho in chennai or bangalore?
User :   or is it against the ethics of the website?
Doctor :   Has she got any investigations done?
Doctor :   Not at all
User :   no
Doctor :   I can recommend you good ortho
Doctor :   do you want it in Bangalore/Chennai
User :   it ll be good if u can suggest ortho in both cities
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :
Doctor :
Doctor :   I have given the link for both the cities
User :   Thank you
User :   Hosmat hospital is a good one?
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   It is a very much reputed hospital
User :   Ok
User :   I also have one more issue
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have neck pain
User :   and its not acute
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does it happen everyday?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Now if you bend your head backwards
Doctor :   do you get pain?
User :   yes
User :   its not too much painful but a slight pain
Doctor :   Ok
User :   when i turn left right also
Doctor :   It is mainly a pain
User :   yes
Doctor :   due to muscular tension
Doctor :   in the neck
Doctor :   and is associated with improper posture
Doctor :   and mental pressures as well
User :   yes that happens when i sit before the computer for a considerable amount of time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You should keep your shoulders loose
Doctor :   with good amount of awareness
Doctor :   while you are at work
Doctor :   that shall reduce this
Doctor :   do not lean your neck forward
Doctor :   too much
User :   Ok
Doctor :   keep it relaxed as well
User :   it also happens when i use pillows while sleeping
User :   so i stopped using pillows and i only sleep on floor
Doctor :   I was about to tell that
Doctor :   that is not the solution
Doctor :   if you sleep on your back
Doctor :   then do not use a pillow
Doctor :   if you sleep sideways
Doctor :   then do use 1 or even 2 pillows
Doctor :   to support your neck sideways
User :   Oh Ok
Doctor :   and sleep on a good matress
Doctor :   no need to sleep on the floor
User :   should i use a hard bed?
Doctor :   Normal mattress is fine
User :   ok
Doctor :   need not change it
User :   Ok
Doctor :   should not be of a crooked surface
Doctor :   thats it
User :   Ok
User :   Thank you
User :   I have another urologist related issue
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Proceed
User :   can i ask that to u?
User :   ok
User :   my testes sags a lot actually
User :   and it creates acute pain when a small tap occurs on my testes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Has this been of late?
User :   suppose when i play with my niece and accidentally her legs hit my testes, it pains
Doctor :   ok
User :   its been there for around 2 years
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but its not much painful so i didnt consult a doctor so far
Doctor :   You should get an examination done
Doctor :   as it is very much essential
User :   Ok
Doctor :   to diagnose the condition
User :   Ok
User :   examination by an urologist?
User :   or a normal physician?
Doctor :   Yes or even a general surgeon is fine
Doctor :   or else a Urologist
User :   ok
User :   and i also feel i ejaculate very less amount of semen
Doctor :   Meaning a General surgeon or a Urologist
Doctor :   Ok
User :   this also needs examination?
Doctor :   you can consult the same doctor
User :   Ok
Doctor :   during the same session
Doctor :   it could be interrelated or an insignificant one
User :   Ok
Doctor :   if required, you shall be asked for a semen analysis test
User :   Ok
User :   surgery wont be required rite?
Doctor :   It is premature to tell that now
Doctor :   before examination
User :   one more thing is when my penis is erect, it doesnt stay straight
User :   it sort of bends in one direction
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   if there is swelling in the scrotum
Doctor :   then it can cause such change
User :   there is no swelling as such
Doctor :   scrotum is your testicle area
Doctor :   which you mentioned about pain
User :   is it due to the kind of undergarment which i wear?
Doctor :   that is not a likely one
User :   will the urologist be able to address this issue after the examination?
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   He shall be able to
User :   I have one more issue which I think any male would have
User :   i feel my penis is small when its erect and it sort of decreases my confidence and i am afraid to get married due to that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its also not much thick
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   i am not married
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but i masturbate thrice a week
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but i am not able to ejaculate the same amount of semen if i masturbate twice in the same day
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   that is quite common
User :   is this a psychological fear or is there a real issue?
User :   its around 5.1 inches when erect
Doctor :   That is more than enough
Doctor :   Not to worry at all
User :   the circumference is not an issue?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   it should not be
User :   or can i try some of the penis enlargement exercises?
Doctor :   Medically they have not produced results till date
User :   Oh Ok
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Is circumcision harmful?
User :   bcoz my foreskin is attached to the penis even if its erect
Doctor :   It is not harmful
Doctor :   actually it is useful in many a sense
User :   is circumcision a solution for my problem?
Doctor :   It should help that foreskin issue
User :   but i am afraid if its a painful thing
User :   and i dont want to reveal that to my family as such
Doctor :   It is just like a small injection
Doctor :   thats it
Doctor :   done within minutes
User :   no anesthesia required?
User :   and whom should i consult for this?
Doctor :   It shall be given locally
User :   any urologist?
User :   locally in the sense?
User :   on the penis?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   can be done
Doctor :   even without an anasthesia
User :   Can you please tell me good urologists/andrologists in chennai and bangalore?
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   I can give you the link
User :   Thank you
Doctor :
User :   and it wont have any effect on my sexual activities rite?
Doctor :
Doctor :   It shall not have any functional issues
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No. Thank you so much for the information.
User :   One question. whats the diff between andrologist and urologist?
Doctor :   Andrologist
Doctor :   is a specialization
Doctor :   after Urologist
Doctor :   but are less in number
User :   Oh ok
User :   urologist should be fine for circumcision rite?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Even a general surgeon
Doctor :   can do it
User :   Oh Ok
User :   Thank you for the information
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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