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Offline Nik_sf

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Crackling feeling but no pain
« on: October 17, 2002, 01:51:37 AM »
Please help,

About six months ago, the day after skiing for the first time I started experiencing this crackling feeling in my left knee when I bend it with weight like climbing stairs (or skiing).  There is no pain but it's very annoying.  It's not the grinding that you might associate with arthritis and feels perfectly normal if there's no weight on it (if someone lifts and bends it without me applying any force).  It's more on the lateral side and if I press my finger in just above the superior lateral corner of the patella (top outside) the feeling almost goes away.

Any ideas what this might be or how I might treat it would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Nik    

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Re: Crackling feeling but no pain
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2002, 04:59:27 AM »
I would suggest from my own experience nik that you visit your family doctor and see what he/she suggests. They usually say that noise in the knee is farely benign unless accompanied by pain but the noise you describe, could in a short time become painful.
Should get it checked out..knees are a complicated sort.
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