Your knees may make some noises when you make a particular movement. There is no reason for concern if some form of pain does not accompany such popping noises. In fact, many people would make some motions to hear the crackling sound from their knee. If you want to know how to pop your knee, we have the details.
Most joints in the body produce popping sounds, and the knee isn’t an exception. When you squat or stand, you will hear some noises from your knee. Similarly, when you go through a full arc motion, your knee might crack (hyperextended knee). And it is painless.
Do you feel like popping up your knee? You can do it quite easily and safely. What you need to do is to do a range of intentional motions of your knee joint, and in some instances, exert some pressure. The process should be painless, nevertheless.
After you hit 40, cracking noises from your knee, become common, and such sounds are called crepitus. Crepitus in the knee is often harmless, but it can be an indicator of an underlying condition in some cases.
If you experience pain, or your knee is swollen, I recommend you let a doctor examine you because it might be a medical condition.
Note: your knee may not crack even with these movements. In such cases, I suggest that you put a little bit of pressure to make the knee crack.
Here you have to use your body weight.
Doing full squats in one other way to get your knees pop, and performing a squat is quite easy.
Just place your feet hip-distance apart. Slowly move down to a squatting position. Now, moving down should be in a slow and controlled manner; this way, you can safely stop when it gets painful.
When you squat, you use your body weight to cause contraction at the knee joint, more than it would contract normally. At such a position, the knee will ultimately crack.
Two kinds of knee cracks exist
Joints have a lubricant –synovial fluid. Synovial fluid nourishes the cells at the joint. Therefore it contains gasses like oxygen and nitrogen, and so on. When these gases build up, they necessitate being released, causing a pop/crack. However, it also occurs when tendons and ligaments snap-on bones in the knee.
Knee pops are nothing to worry about if they aren’t painful or there aren’t any signs of swelling. While you may know how to pop your knee, I suggest that you get a recommendation from the doctors as part of your knee health plan. If your knee is painful, do not try cracking it. Instead, consult a doctor.