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Should I worry about clicking knees during the squat?

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My kness 'creak' a little whenever I squat. There's no pain and it doesn't seem to be getting any worse but is this something I should check out? I'm concerned that ignoring it now may lead to problems in the future that I can do nothing about.
asked Nov 14, 2012 in Strength & Power by Noah86 Gym Regular (955 points)  
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How low are you squatting ? Since you mention there is no pain at all, I don't think this is an alarming issue.

Usually the popping sound in the knee can  be related to the synovial fluid present  in the synovial cavity.

Check this pic to understand more:

The synovial fluid gets filled with bubbles of air and they cause this sound when doing movements or bends such as squats.

Now if you feeling something is cracking or moving inside, then it is better to get your knee checked by a doctor or physio.

In the mean time, make sure to warm up before squatting.
answered Nov 28, 2012 by georgef Iron Addict (1,395 points)  
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