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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Scrunch feeling in my knee
I have had arthritis in my left knee from a car accident for 11 years and now RA for 3 years. I went over to turn off the television and I felt and herd a scrunching in my left knee. I had more pain just for a few minutes after but there has been no more pain or swelling than normal. Could this be from my tendon, ligament, or the joint itself? Should I mention it to my doctor or is it nothing to worry about?
It was probably from the joint itself due to cartilage rubbing together. Unless it happens on a regular basis with more pain and swelling in the knee, it is probably nothing to worry about.
Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University