Topic: Knee CRACKING every step I take!  (Read 4555 times)

Offline marvelous89

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Knee CRACKING every step I take!
« on: April 20, 2011, 08:21:59 PM »
My knee cracks every step I take and some times it gets stiff. there is no pain involved but it does crack every step i take, it makes the sound your finger makes when you crack it. I also play basketball, workout my legs and do plyometric training to increase my vertical leap (maybe any of these could have contributed to this injury).

does anyone know what this could be? how can i correct it? what can i take to help it?

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Offline rob1880

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Re: Knee CRACKING every step I take!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 08:35:10 PM »
my knees used to crack ,and hurt when i ran or did leaps on to a flatform
the impact from the vertical leap and basketball could be a facter since there both pretty hard on the knees
i stopped the leaps on to a high plattform and started supplementing 900mg fish oil and glucosamine and after a few weeks they got alot better and dont feel no pain
i think i was just over doing it

but if it dont get better soon you may want to think about seeing a chiropractor,there alot more exp in those problems
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Offline marvelous89

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Re: Knee CRACKING every step I take!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 08:39:49 PM »
thank you for the info, i just started taking some fish oil, then im going to give super cissus a try as well. Thank you for sharing. :)
 

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Re: Knee CRACKING every step I take!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 08:59:27 PM »
no problem bro, yea i dont do much high impact cardio anymore, now that im in my thirties i want to try to take better care of my cartilage in my joints lol
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Offline bignastyrico

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Re: Knee CRACKING every step I take!
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 10:17:23 PM »
i have somthing similar with my elbows. its almost so bad where i cant lift sometimes. the best in my opinion is animal cuts by universal and artholyze by species nutrition. also yeah fishoil is a must
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Offline Petrovich

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Re: Knee CRACKING every step I take!
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 10:28:15 PM »
i have somthing similar with my elbows. its almost so bad where i cant lift sometimes. the best in my opinion is animal cuts by universal and artholyze by species nutrition. also yeah fishoil is a must

I know you meant to say Animal Flex. It's my go to joint sup also. rep+
I lift things up and put them down.
 

Offline RichMyers

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Re: Knee CRACKING every step I take!
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 06:43:11 AM »
The major bones of your leg, the femur and tibia, may be out of alignment at the knee joint.

rob1880 mentioned seeing a chiropractor, and I agree, a good chiropractor can usually fix this in a few seconds, if this is the problem.

Plyometrics and basketball are both high impact on the joints.  When you do plyometrics, are they concentric or eccentric?

I would also be very careful to check your technique on all leg exercises in the weight room, any breaks in form, can cause huge problems over time.
Most problems in lifting can be solved by either pulling harder, or pushing harder.
 

Offline Geer76

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Re: Knee CRACKING every step I take!
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011, 07:52:52 AM »
I have that, most days it is with no pain but days I have gone hard with exercises which stress my knees then I will have a little pain. I've done hard impact sports for years and it's just the wear and tear on your body, specifically the soft tissue in your knees. If I ever have any pain, I will take some Aleve depending on how severe it is and I always ice following. I played basketball and soccer for years, so I've done plenty to expect it eventually. I have been checked out by a knee specialist who said my patellas (knee caps) are slightly tilted so was told to strengthen my quads to stabilize the knee.

Supplements can help as well, especially vitamin C, Vitamin E and coenzyme Q10. Vitamin C improves the lubricating effects of the fluids present in the joints. Using vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 on a daily basis can help prevent knee cracking because of tightness. Tissue repair and circulation can also be promoted by the use of the vitamin E which is an excellent antioxidant. The levels of the vitamin-like substance coenzyme Q10 declines with age. Using coenzyme Q10 supports the immune system and is a great supplement for use to promote good health in the joints.
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Re: Knee CRACKING every step I take!
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 10:25:30 AM »
i have somthing similar with my elbows. its almost so bad where i cant lift sometimes. the best in my opinion is animal cuts by universal and artholyze by species nutrition. also yeah fishoil is a must

I know you meant to say Animal Flex. It's my go to joint sup also. rep+

thanks, sorry about that
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