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What causes popping on hip when bending knee and knee pain?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Nov 2014
Question: 27/male 1st meniscus surgery 2008, 2nd in 2011...felt good for 3 years. Got back to running at times. For the last year my activity has been strictly golf. I don't stretch much but do sometimes. My hip on my my left side (surgery side) pops when I pick my knee up to my hip....resets every 45 mins. My left foot has felt somewhat dead since the 2nd surgery. This past week the knee pain came back and has stayed for the first time since the 2nd surgery. There are lots of twinges and tingly spots near the meniscus, on the knee cap, I'm the foot, and near the top of my tibia. Wondering if you have any insight before I decide to go to an orthopedic and have him recommend an MRI. I went on a very short run 2 weeks ago and there was no pain for the following few days. I played 36 holes of golf on Monday and since then I have been experiencing the symptoms

What do you think about the application of highly concentrated liquid salt from the dead sea. I have read all over the internet about how this is extremely helpful in reducing knee inflammation and muscle stiffness. Should I be doing some light stretching too? If I have an hour at night, how should I go about spending it? Stretch, Ice, apply salt? And in what order? Will taking alleve work or do I need to get another medicine? Your guidance is greatly appreciated.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Could be muscle strain or internal knee injury.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for your query.

From description it seems that you had sustained muscle strain or meniscal injury due to twisting injury during golf playing. Lots of twinges and tingly spots could be due to synovitis or inflammation at knee.The pain is due to associated muscle spasm . So it is important to relieve it. I would suggest you the following which will definitely help

Hot saline( liquid salt) fomentation before stretching exercises.
Stretching exercises to reduce associated spasm.
Icing over the area after stretching to reduce the inflammation.
Take mild pain killers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Stronger prescription NSAIDS with muscle relaxants may help if simple analgesics do not help. You can consult your orthopedician for prescriptions.
Local application of Diclofenac Sodium gel will be helpful.
Adequate rest and avoiding sudden movement.

If the pain persist, you might benefit by consulting your orthopedician who can examine you , and order a MRI to know the exact cause and provide the proper treatment for it.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta (7 minutes later)
Thank you for your detailed response! can you provide instructions for applying the liquid salt? do i need to use water? how long do i leave it on for? and for the Diclofenac Sodium gel, when should i apply this? after icing? and how long should i apply it for?

Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you need to use hot water.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Yes, you need to use hot water. Soak the towel or cloth in water and wring towel out of water.Apply it to area being treated. You can apply diclofenac gel after hot fomentation or icing 3-4 times a day.

Warm regards....
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes popping on hip when bending knee and knee pain?

Brief Answer: Could be muscle strain or internal knee injury. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. From description it seems that you had sustained muscle strain or meniscal injury due to twisting injury during golf playing. Lots of twinges and tingly spots could be due to synovitis or inflammation at knee.The pain is due to associated muscle spasm . So it is important to relieve it. I would suggest you the following which will definitely help Hot saline( liquid salt) fomentation before stretching exercises. Stretching exercises to reduce associated spasm. Icing over the area after stretching to reduce the inflammation. Take mild pain killers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Stronger prescription NSAIDS with muscle relaxants may help if simple analgesics do not help. You can consult your orthopedician for prescriptions. Local application of Diclofenac Sodium gel will be helpful. Adequate rest and avoiding sudden movement. If the pain persist, you might benefit by consulting your orthopedician who can examine you , and order a MRI to know the exact cause and provide the proper treatment for it. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care