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Why Squats Cause You Pain

Equinox's Furthermore blog explored how to reduce knee pain while performing squats

HSS hip and knee surgeon Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA, explained that cracking in the knees, also known as crepitus, could be caused by "tendons or ligaments popping over prominent ridges on the bones around the knee or hip joint" or "bubbles within the joint fluid".

"These forms of crepitus can be totally normal and harmless," he added.

This article originally appeared on Furthermore.equinox.com.