my 12 year old fell in the house a couple of weeks ago. She tripped and fell on her knee. It swelled that night and bruised but was o.K. A few days later. Except for some pain.
Since then the pain has gotten some worse and the knee pops everytime she moves it.
It is on the top right side of her right knee and if you put your finger on the spot you can feel the bones pop. And it is a fairly loud popping sound, I can hear it over the phone when I am talking to her.
I am just wondering if this is cause for concern? She seems to do activities fine on it but she has quite a bit of pain afterwards. Any suggestions as to what this might be? :?
If the pop is everytime she moves her knee then she has likely torn a ligament and her knee is slipping out of its joint. (dislocated.) i'll tell you right now that she should have this looked over asap and be properly treated so she can heal properly, no sports or anything of the sort for the next while. The pain will likely go away, and the popping sound may reside in time as her ligaments mend as well. However, if she does not properly heal this will come back to haunt her in her later years... No more sports in college, possibly bad knee pains in her early 20's and later on in life.
I experienced knee popping a while back and was told to do light squats (no weights) for a exercise. A therapist told me this while out on a golf course, anyway, I did and the popping did go away.
I'm not saying that your child do this because of her age but she should go to a doc for sure.
It is most likely not a dislocation.. Because she would be screaming of pain by now.... And would not be walking... Her knees popping may or may not be a result from the injury.... Depending on how hard she fell...
This may just be growing pains.... She is 12.. So she is probably developing her bones. Ask her on a scale of 10... 10 being the most pain she's ever had.... Rate it... If it is over a 6..... Take her to a doctor to get it checked. If her worst injury was a paper cut.. Then most likely... It's probably just growing pains. Good luck =)
Turned out to be a dislocated knee cap. Loose knee cap syndrome. No sugery, she is wearing a brace and working through the pain so as not to risk more muscle detoriation. This is common I have been told (the loose knee cap syndrome) and is due to lack of thigh muscles which once built up tighten up the knee caps. A direct hit can cause injury very easily.
I was born with the rare genetic disorder called "nail-patella syndrome," which gives us deformed joints. My knee has been fine since I turned twelve, but over the next few years, my left knee has started to develop a fairly loud popping noise, especially when I walk up stairs or hills. It also comes out of place when I stretch out the leg. I stopped doing any sports and walk slowly up stairs now and do some exersizes, but I doubt it's going to do much good. Will surgery be the only possibility to fix this problem, or will continued exersizes heal it over time? And because its in my genetics that my knee turned out this way, even if I have surgery will it help much? I'm sorry if this topic has already been discussed, I just haven't seen the post.