Knee keeps making popping sound and knee hurts on stairs.

Community Help: My knee is popping or clicking when I walk up stairs - Knee pain

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Here is my story and what really helped me, hopefully this will help others also.

I have never had knee problems in the past, but I started getting a popping or pain in the front of the knee, especially when I was taking stairs. Over the past year or two my knee really started "popping" when I took stairs. This hurt too, it wasn't just the sound but knee pain also to the point I was afraid to do it again because I didnt know what was causing this. As I said I never really had knee issues ever before this, but I do sit all the time at my job (which I started to assume was lack of workout).

I can tell you what helped me eliminate this popping and hopefully this can help others. It turns out this was just weak from years of being lazy and sitting during my job, as I managed to get rid of it so I have proof thats what it was. I started walking on the treadmill, even jogging but mostly just walking. At first the knee would even pop a little doing that, but I went slow for about 30 minutes a day and eventually it then went away so I could walk fast on the treadmill and jog without worrying about the popping or pain. It took about 4 months doing this 4 times a week. I eventually even went back to doing leg weights and various weight exercises, and the knee popping is definitely gone now. I could tell about 3 or 4 weeks in that my knees felt way better going up stairs, the popping and clicking decreased dramatically! I knew then that I had to continue walking daily especially when I sit so much at my job every day.

At this time I haven't had a knee pop in about 2 years now, amazing how it has helped, that pain is pretty much gone. I finally realized that all the computer sitting and no exercise made my knee joints and legs weak. I walk 4-5 times a week now and lift weights, and actually look forward to doing it now because I know I'm keeping them strong rather then letting them return to the way they were. (Keep in mind I'm not a doctor, I'm just telling you what worked for me because I doubt I'm the only one this has happened to, and many probably just live with the knee popping and pain without realizing why this is happening).