Popping on Side of Knee?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by TripleB, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. TripleB

    TripleB Hall of Fame

    Sep 2, 2004
    North Carolina
    I've taken some time off from tennis (about 8 months) because of some deaths in the family and cancer problems but after returning to the game last week I've noticed that on several occasions I have a 'popping' on the inside of my right knee.

    Over the past 4 times out it's happened twice/once/none/once. It also happened once when I was getting out of a booth at a restaurant. It's never happened before in my 35 years of playing tennis.

    The first time it hurt pretty bad and I had to stop playing. Since then theirs a pop (usually when I push off my right leg moving left laterally) but I can keep playing...doesn't hurt until I sit down after playing and then it seems to stiffen up.

    Anyone have a suggestion of what might be the problem?

    Should I go see an orthopedic doctor?

    Thanks for any input.

  2. ollinger

    ollinger Legend

    Nov 24, 2004
    New Jersey
    A number of things can make noise in the knee, including ligaments, a displaced meniscus, even an avulsion of a gastrocnemius tendon. It should be examined by an orthopedist if symptoms are persistent.
  3. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

    Oct 29, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    >Should I go see an orthopedic doctor?


    They may want to prescribe X-Rays and MRIs for a full diagnostic. Don't believe them otherwise. Find an exhaustive one.

    You may have cartilage damage (you may have to take glucosamine, like I do).
    That's visible on X-Rays.

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