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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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whenever i sit for a long time and put a leg over another or bend a leg it cracks when i straighten it and sometimes my knees crack while walking

hello,I am 18 years old. weight around 64kg. My knees have been cracking for nearly a year now.. whenever i sit for a long time and put a leg over another or bend a leg it cracks when i straighten it and sometimes my knees crack while walking and recently i have been feeling some pain in my knees. it is not swollen and the pain is not huge its a slight pain but yeah it hurts and thats not normal.. i hope you can tell me what is causing that and give me advices
Tue, 3 May 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
You might have flabby muscles over the the joints or loose ligaments of the knee joints,this produces slight gap in the joint and gives cracking sound or pain while moving the joint.
You do Patellar exercise and muscle strengthening exercise.
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thnx dr.ramesh
i have another question.. i have recently joined a gym but i didn't used to do leg excercises.. do you advice me to start the leg excercises as in is would there be any harm if i do? or should i just do the excercises you mentioned above?
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