Knee injuries can be painful. Sometimes, you may just twist awkwardly, limp for a bit and then everything is fine. But at other times, a knee injury can be far worse. For example, if you hear a knee injury popping sound, this could point to a more serious injury that requires medical attention to determine exactly what has happened.
Many people experience a mild popping sound or cracking noise when they flex their knees. However, if you suffer a fall or other accident that means one of your knees was injured and you heard a louder popping sound, it could point to a ligament injury.
ACL tears can cause a knee injury popping sound
Maybe you’ve heard of ACL tears before. Perhaps you already know you’ve torn yours, and that was the cause of the pop you heard. These tears can range from being very minor – only a partial and small tear to the ligament. At the other end of the scale, it’s possible to tear the entire ligament, which is of course a more serious injury.
Either way, if you heard a popping sound you should seek medical advice as soon as you can. Make sure you let your GP or someone at the A&E unit know you heard the sound. Letting them know all the symptoms you are experiencing will help them treat you and identify the injury you have suffered.
Was someone else at fault? Was that why you had your knee injury?
A knee injury popping sound can be disconcerting, not to mention painful. But if you suspect you weren’t even to blame for your injury, it can be worth giving our advisors a ring on 0800 689 0500. Mobile callers can also get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0333 500 0993.
This gives you the chance to tell one of our expert advisors what happened to you. If they suspect you have a good case to make to receive financial compensation, they will pass your details along to one of our professional injury compensation lawyers. With their help, and the chance to make a no-win, no-fee claim, you could soon receive compensation that reflects how bad your knee injury was. If you want some immediate answers, try our online test to find out if a claim may be successful for you to make.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen