patella cracking 

patella cracking 

Have you recently noticed the patella cracking?
Are you worried about patella cracking?
Do you want to know the reason for patella popping?
What is Patellofemoral Syndrome or patella cracking Syndrome? 
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Symptoms of patellofemoral syndrome
Risk factors and factors that increase the risk of knee patella pain?
the last and very important point




Doctors have named the pain in the front of the kneecap and the pain in the kneecap as patellofemoral pain syndrome.
This syndrome is also called runners' knee syndrome because it is more common in people who participate in sports such as running and jumping. 
Knee pain increases when running, jumping, Going up and down the ramp and stairs, sitting for long periods of time, squatting.
In addition to the pain, a person with patellofemoral syndrome feels the sound of his or her patella.
The interesting thing is that the pain is more prevalent than the patella cracking.
Resting and cold compresses are often helpful. If physiotherapy and medications are not enough to reduce discomfort, you should consult your doctor.


Symptoms of patellofemoral syndrome

In Patellofemoral syndrome, Pain is more pronounced and predominant than the sound. Patellofemoral pain is an unpleasant pain in front of the knee and under the patella that is more pronounced when kneeling, squatting, climbing down a sloping surface, or sitting on stairs with a bent knee for a long time. 


It is not yet clear what the main cause of patellofemoral pain syndrome is, but it is highly likely to be related to the following:


  • Athletes who run or jump and apply excessive use or repetitive pressure to their knee joint are more likely to develop inflammation in the area below the patella.
  • The second reason: Injuries and trauma to the patella, such as a history of fractures or dislocations, can increase the likelihood of the syndrome.
  • Muscle weakness: If your knee joint is an unstable joint, it is more likely to become weak and inflamed with movement. The supporting muscles of the knee joint, if strong, contribute to the stability and mobility of the patella in the groin of the lower femur in the kneecap.So, in people who do not have strong knee support muscles, such as strong quadriceps muscles, Moving into the knee, for example while squatting, can be accompanied by patellofemoral pain and sound.
  • The fourth reasonKnee surgeries, for example, are used to repair the cruciate ligaments, especially the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee, and the surgeon uses the patient's own patellar tendon as a tissue for transplantation. So patellofemoral syndrome, patellofemoral pain as well as patella cracking are more likely.

Risk factors and factors that increase the risk of knee patella pain?

Age, it is said that the above syndrome in adolescents and young people is more common, in young populations it is mainly due to patellofemoral syndrome and in older populations it is mostly due to osteoarthritis and degenerative changes of the knee joint.
The next risk factor is gender:
Women are twice as likely as men to have the syndrome. Probably the reason is that in women the pelvis is wider, this means that the angle at which the bones in the knee joint are supposed to meet increases due to the width of the pelvis in women.
Improper exercise, Squatting, Improper running and jumping, when your body is not ready and when you are not under the supervision of a proper exercise coach can put pressure on your knee and increase the risk of getting this disease.


When a teenager or adolescent comes to the doctor with patellar pain as well as patella cracking, the doctor will take a detailed history and ask about the history of problems and traumas and performs a clinical examination and put in pressure in the knee area​​ and also moves the affected knee in different positions. The doctor actually performs standard clinical examinations for the affected knee joint to rule out possible meniscus and ligament problems to find out what is the main cause of this pain.
He or she may use imaging techniques such as simple X-rays of the knee in various cases of CT scan and MRI of the knee to help determine the underlying cause of knee pain and patella cracking.
Finally, surgery is possible when non-surgical treatment is not effective.
Arthroscopic surgery is recommended and performed by a doctor.
In arthroscopy, the doctor guides a narrow device containing light and a camera through a small incision into the knee to remove pieces of damaged cartilage.
In more severe cases where there is a patella cracking, the surgeon will change the angle of the patella.


To prevent patellar knee pain along with patellar cracking sound, pay attention to the following:
Strengthening the quadriceps as well as the pelvic floor muscles helps us to have more stability and balance in the knee.
And in addition, we must avoid doing wrong and high-pressure squats
Lose extra weight.
Before starting any exercise, be sure to do 5 minutes or more of light activity and warm up and prepare the body. Learn the correct stretching movements from your trainer.
The important thing is to gradually increase the intensity of exercise. Do not forget to avoid sudden changes in the amount and intensity of exercise.

The last and very important point

Be sure to choose standard shoes. The shoes should be appropriate and have enough shock absorption. If a person has a flat sole, in some cases of flat sole that the doctor justifies, he or she can use the proper insole to moderate the pressure on the knee.

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