Why do my knees pop and hurt after running?

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Why do my knees pop and hurt after running?
« on: 01/08/2012 11:30:01 »
Victor Mekary  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello,

My name is Victor Marchi Mekary.

It's been years that I have this problem with my knees, every time a do a squat, the first one always makes my knees pop!

It does not hurt but it is sometimes uncomfortable to my knees!

I also started running a lot, 12-14 kilometres once or twice a week, and my knees sometimes hurt!

I have bought Asics shoes and have seen a lot of improvementon my knees, the do not hurt or feel uncomfortable when I run that much!

Was wondering if there is anything I can do to improve more!

Thank you,

VMM

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 01/08/2012 11:30:01 by _system »

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Re: Why do my knees pop and hurt after running?
« Reply #1 on: 01/08/2012 12:04:53 »
If it just pops the once, (rather than every time you bend), then cavitation is a possible explanation, like "cracking" knuckles ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/latest-questions/question/1477/
« Last Edit: 01/08/2012 13:41:51 by RD »