Have you been hearing snapping and popping in your knees while sitting down or standing? Do you wonder where are these noises coming from?
There could be several causes for your snapping or popping knee joints. Here are a few.
- Rough or uneven articular cartilage – This cartilage covers the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) where the bones meet at the knee joint. This cartilage damage can be caused due to arthritis or an injury.
- Tendons in the knee can also snap when tightened – This can be caused by the tendon moving over a rough part of the bone within the knee joint.
- Meniscus Tear – The meniscus is a small pad that provides cushioning between the thigh and shin bone. It can get torn or damaged by twisting the knee in a weight bearing position, during running, sports, lifting, or landing from a fall. The meniscus tear may result in pain, snapping, swelling, and discomfort in the knee, include meniscus tears or cartilage damage or injury.
It’s best to discuss any snapping or popping sounds with an orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix, to prevent any further damage or pain in the future. If you are experiencing pain or swelling especially after a suspected injury, remember that FXRX Inc. specialist provides orthopedic care.
If you are looking for an experienced orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix, call FXRX Inc. at 480-449-3979. As an orthopedic knee and shoulder surgeon in Phoenix specializing in sports medicine procedures, Dr. Sumit Dewanjee has performed hundreds of successful knee and shoulder arthroscopies and other treatments.