HomeAnswersOrthopedician and Traumatologychondromalacia patellaI have a clicking sound in my right knee with no pain. Why?

Is clicking sound in knee a symptom of any big disease in an 18-year-old?


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Dr. Atul Prakash

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Published At June 6, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 6, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am an 18-year-old. My right knee has a clicking sound without any pain. Please help me out of this. Is this symptom of any big disease? Tell me some things to cure this.

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash


Welcome to icliniq.com.

You have what sounds like Chondromalacia patella which in itself is not a major problem and is commonly seen in young adults who are still growing. You will need to do regular exercise of the knee and stretches of the hamstrings and most problems resolve once you stop growing. No need to get tensed up.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atul Prakash
Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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