You're doing your regular squatting exercise, and your knees start spazzing out. They crack, pop and pretty much create their own less-than-pleasant workout soundtrack.
Crepitus, this crackling can just annoy anyone who doesn't want to damage his or her knee joints, or perhaps might be suffering from knee issues like runner's knee, IT Band syndrome or osteoarthritis to name a few.
What's That Sound?
Crepitus can be totally harmless. Its just like popping your knuckles or back. During exercises like squats and lunges, the force on your knee joint can squish any gas that's hanging out in the synovial fluid surrounding your knee joint causing a popping sensation or maybe even an audible "crack,".
While it can be very absurd if you don't know what it is. This form of crepitus is generally not painful or harmful. It's common in people of all ages. Patients who experience crepitus after undergoing a knee surgery, pain-free popping isn't cause for worry.
In some people, crepitus can be the sound of the knee joint components rubbing against each other – and that is a sign of serious knee maladies to be invited in the future. Cracking or 'crepitus' can develop from poor alignment of the knee cap (patella), within the grove which is formed by the bones of the knee joint. It leads to progressive wear and tear of the protective cartilage within the joint. Over time, the wearing worsens, and when the soft cartilage is worn away enough, it becomes very painful and leads to arthritis."
In 2014, research published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, determined that, with presence with knee cap pain, crepitus is an early indication of patella femoral joint (where your knee cap meets your thigh bone) lesions and future osteoarthritis in the area.
How to Deal with the Crackling with Homeopathy?
Crepitus if not harmful does not need any treatment, but if there is any underlying pathology then the patient requires treatment and professional guidance. What could be more better for the patient apart from medicines which do not have any kind of side effects, contraindications and complications on the body.
Homeopathy solves the issue with ease and also does not affect the other organs of the body in the way NSAIDS( Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) do. Let it be any underlying pathology homeopathy will give you a permanent result.
While taking homeopathy, parallel visits to a physio will also help in healing the problem sooner.
Be fit. Stay healthy.