|Knee Popping & Snapping|
Knee popping or clicking usually has a very simple explanation your knee cap isn’t tracking properly in the joint. The knee is popping because of two of those four muscles are getting pulled over one another over the knee cap and one of them is effecting the other muscle. The two muscles causing the knee popping are your vastus lateralis and your vastus medialis. The vastus medialis is on the inner-front part of your thigh and the vastus lateralis is on the outer-front part of your thigh. These two muscles connect on either side of your knee cap
The symptom of popping in the knee can be a sign of a few different problems. The most important factor to be seen into regarding popping are whether the pain arises during popping. If Popping is not associated with painful symptoms it is doesn’t lead to any of the major problems.
Patients may experience a symptom of popping, this may feel as though something is caught within the knee and is popping as the knee bends back and forth. This type of symptom is often a sign of a meniscus tear or a loose piece of cartilage within the joint. The torn meniscus or loose cartilage may catch in the knee as it moves back and forth causing a popping sensation.