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What causes cracking sound in the knee?

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: Dear Doctor,
I had badly twisted my knee around 14 years back while playing football. I had undergone certain physiotherapy sessions and then discontinued it as I had to move to other city for education. However when I tried to play football I used to hear a cracking voice from my knee and the knee gets locked for certain time along with bad pain and when I rehear the crack sound it gets unlocked and the pain subsides. It happens even when I squat or bent my knee for long time. Can you please let me know what I need to do? I occasionally play football and when ever I play and try to kick ball the knee gets locked again and then I will be in pain for some days.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is meniscus injury.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
From your history it seems to meniscus injury.MRI of your knee will let you know the severity of injury,Meanwhile you can do physiotherapy of knee ,it will help you.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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What causes cracking sound in the knee?

Brief Answer: It is meniscus injury. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. From your history it seems to meniscus injury.MRI of your knee will let you know the severity of injury,Meanwhile you can do physiotherapy of knee ,it will help you. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal