I am 53. My knees are now cracking and popping. Despite the fact I began to run 16 months ago. I ran a 5K in 22:30 and another 5K in 22:20. I also ride a my bike every day for 30 minutes and a stationary bike at Gold's Gym for 15 minutes. I use the rowing machine for 15 minutes. I put Ben-Gay on my knees at night. I do exercise for my knees such as squatting. Why are my knees cracking and popping and how can I put a stop to it?

Chris Chichester
Penfield, New York
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replied April 27th, 2019
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You would need workup. If its osteoarthritis then knee joint replacement is ultimate option. If its due to connective tissue disease,psoriasis or high uric acid level then it should be investigated and then treated accordingly.

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