Medical Nerves


My knees click when I bend them its not painfull but it sometimes makes a noise. I am worried about it because I will have the medical soon, and I understand they look at your joints. Does anyone know if this would be a problem?


War Hero
Can't see it being a problem providing you have full range of movement and normal strength. No doubt a medic will give you a proper heads-up.


War Hero
Sounds like a bucket handle tear of the meniscus albeit a small one.They can get worse or not be too much bother depending on how you treat your knees.We used to have no end of these cases in Haslar.As long as they dont lock or reduce the range of movement you should be ok.Hope this helps.

P.S. i wouldnt mention it unless directly asked.


War Hero
When I joined up my knees just clicked, then I started to embark on the Grey Funnel line with associated ladders, they then began to clunk, then I started Mountaineering and they started clanking, my knees now go click, clunk, clank at my last medical I asked the Doc about them, he asked if they hurt, I said no, he said then that's normal! I think everyones knees click to some extent or other.
Mine click terribly, and my hips. My medical wasn't too thorough though, he just jiggled my knee caps a bit. Don't worry, i think it's only things that will actually stop you from training properly that they look for.