- STW docs: persistent knee "click"
I like running. Well, I don’t really, but I’ve got into it heavily because I like the idea of being able to run into and away from trouble quicker than the other guy.
Anyway, I digress… I was out last night doing a nice comfortable 6 mile trot round the village and I noticed after I’d finished that my right knee had a click to it at almost full straightness on both extension and bringing back in. I’d not noticed it before. There was no immediate pain and I can still run on it now, even if there is a bit more of n ache to it than there was last night. Nor has the click gone away.
I hate going to the doctors and with something like this, if it makes its way onto my records, then the Army will find a way to downgrade me and that will be a big downer. In the finest traditions of STW, I thought I would throw it open to the untrained masses for diagnosis.
Is it a torn meniscus? Random other torn cartilige? Bits of martian rock floating around in my knee? Cat AIDs? Can it be fixed by just MingTFU and going for a run?Posted 5 years agoandrewniMember
I’ve had a click in my left knee for years, only when i crawl (which i gave up many years ago!) and when i cycle. causes no pain so I never bothered doing anything about it. I can vouch for the acoustic qualities of race face knee pads as they amplify it quite considerably 🙂Posted 5 years agowoody2000Subscriber
How old are you willard? My 41yr old knees (right is worse) grind and click a lot, but have no pain apart from the odd ache. My OH is a physio, and says basically it’s just age related wear and tear and if it doesn’t hurt or cause any problems, then not to worry.Posted 5 years agopatriotproMember
Jamie – Member
If it doesn’t hurt, then just ignore it.*
*I am not a doctor.
shakers – Member
I went to the doc about a dodgy knee and mentioned the click. She said that it’s perfectly normal and don’t worry about it, the click that is.
What these guys say. Mine started doing the same a few years ago, looked it up on the internet and the conclusion was what Jamie and shakers have said.Posted 5 years agojohn_drummerMember
mrs_d had some problems with her knee recently.
GP said “probably arthritis”.
X-ray didn’t show anything up.
Physio examined it, one of the muscles that pulls the patella from left to right was weaker than it should have been, so the opposite muscle was pulling it too far, meaning it was rubbing on the femur and/or tibia. several lots of exercise on said muscles later, it is improving, to the extent that she has been signed off from the physio, under instructions to keep it up.Posted 5 years ago
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