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Offline Womble4eva

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Tightness then popping?
« on: February 17, 2005, 11:39:11 PM »
Hey guys
Have not had such a good day with the knee today. Pain has been bad, swelling too. I also when walking feel the knee get tighter and tighter with each step and then something either clicks or pops and then the tension releases. Its weird. And ideas what that could be? I have been putting off going back to my OS but the way things have been lately I may have to bite my tongue and go for it!  :P
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Re: Tightness then popping?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2005, 03:55:48 AM »
Womble -

It could possibly be bits of scar tissue getting caught in the joint, causing your knee to tighten up or even "lock." That popping sensation you feel, I would imagine, is the tissue breaking up. I would definitely let your OS know about it though, as it could really be anything.

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Re: Tightness then popping?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2005, 09:32:05 PM »
I often have this sympton aswell, and i usually sit down and put heat on my knee because when i get this feeling its s warning to myself that my knee will lock soon. Possibly you have a torn miniscus?
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