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Offline Rudy

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Crunching knees
« on: February 21, 2004, 10:16:31 PM »
Both my knees are stiff first thing in the morning and i get a moderate amount of pain particularly when going up or down stairs. They don't hurt when I walk and ride a bike so presume no serious issue. However, they make a real crunching noise when I squat down (if you squat slowly the noise just carries on!) or walk up or down stairs. The noise is quite loud and I would compare it to someone treading very slowly on some cornflakes !

Any thoughts, or do I need to exercise my quads more. I'm in pretty good health, not overweight although not very fit.


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Re: Crunching knees
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2004, 01:35:49 AM »
You should see a physiotherapist or your GP, to ensure that there is nothing wrong. Does the crunchy noise produce any pain. Noises that produce pain aren't very good...  :-/ IT sounds like it could be Chondromalcia... but only a professional can diagnose you.   See what they have to say, goodluck
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