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Knee Popping Noise
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An_248042 posted:
Good morning,

I'm a 37 year old female that has been running and spinning for the past 3 months. I woke up yesterday and had a popping noise on my right knee when I walked. No pain or swelling. It was gone by mid morning. Today I woke up again with the same noise. Does anyone know why this is happening? Thank you
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HeidiM84 responded:
The most common causes of popping in the knee joint when walking which does not cause pain are IT band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome . Have a look at the linked pages and see what you think. Both often occur with an increase in exercise but no traumatic injury, and expecially in running and cycling.
 
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aanguiano05 replied to HeidiM84's response:
Thank you!!
 
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Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
Typically joint noise isn't serious if there's no pain associated with it, and in fact, it can last for months. If there's no pain then it can be a tendon popping over a prominence in the bone. Some doctors believe it could be synovial fluid (the lubricant in the joint) rapidly released from the joint and you hear the release as a popping sound. Again, typically nothing serious if there's no pain, but if there is pain, then worth speaking with your doctor about it. Keep us posted! Rich