Even the simplest actions can become excruciatingly painful when dealing with knee or hip discomfort.
Stability and mobility are provided by the hips and knees when walking and moving about. It’s possible that your joints won’t perform properly because of an injury, arthritic change, or general soreness in the hips or knees.
Additionally, hip and knee pain may result in a lack of mobility and muscle weakness, as well the inability to bear weight and trouble rising from the chair.
When you lean over to get your shoes, you may feel knee pain. As you’re going up or down the stairs, you can be bothered the most if your knees hurt when you bend. The natural, effective pain management alternatives provided by Advanced Physical Medicine can help you move the way you want to, no matter how your knee pain manifests itself.
What causes chronic knee pain?
There is a difference between short-term and long-term knee discomfort. Knee pain is common after an accident or injury, and it can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Treatment for chronic knee pain is unusual, and it’s not usually traceable to a single event. In most cases, it’s the outcome of a number of factors.
Knee pain can be caused by a variety of medical disorders and diseases. These are only a few examples:
- osteoarthritis: pain, inflammation, and joint destruction caused by degeneration and deterioration of the joint
- tendinitis: pain in the front of the knee that is made worse when climbing, taking stairs, or walking up an incline
- bursitis: inflammation caused by repeated overuse or injury of the knee
- chondromalacia patella: damaged cartilage under the kneecap
- gout: arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid
- Baker’s cyst: a buildup of synovial fluid (fluid that lubricates the joint) behind the knee
- rheumatoid arthritis (RA): a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that causes painful swelling and can eventually cause joint deformity and bone erosion
- dislocation: dislocation of the kneecap most often the result of trauma
- meniscus tear: a rupture in one or more of the cartilage in the knee
- torn ligament: tear in one of the four ligaments in the knee — the most commonly injured ligament is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- bone tumors: osteosarcoma (second most prevalent bone cancer), most commonly occurs in the knee
The treatment at our clinic can alleviate pain and enhance general functional mobility, whether you suffer from hip or knee problems.
What causes hip pain?
- Tendonitis is the most prevalent cause of acute hip discomfort.
- Arthritis can cause pain, stiff and tender joints, and difficulty walking.
- Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the joints caused by the degradation of the cartilage that protects them with age.
- Infectious arthritis is caused by the loss of cartilage in the joint as a result of an infection.
- An attack on the joints by the body’s immune system results in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- Rheumatoid arthritis is rare compared to osteoarthritis, which affects far more people.
- Bursitis of the trochanter
- Trochanteric bursitis is another possibility for hip pain. When the bursa, a fluid-filled sac located near the hip joint, gets inflamed, this condition is known as bursitis.
- Injuries to the hip, overuse of the joints, or poor posture are all potential causes of trochanteric bursitis.
- Trauma to the hips Older folks and those with osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones owing to aging or other causes, are more likely to have hip fractures than younger people.
When should I seek emergency care?
If you have hip and knee discomfort that persists for more than a few days, you should see your doctor right away. They can devise a strategy to alleviate your discomfort and treat your disease.
Hip and knee discomfort that is accompanied by one or more of the following:
- severe pain and swelling
- deformity or severe bruising
- symptoms in other parts of the body
- symptoms that persist longer than a few days or get worse instead of better
- other health conditions that could complicate healing
- signs of infection, such as a fever
Septic arthritis, an infection of the joints, is a possible cause of these symptoms. Septic arthritis can lead to malformed joints and osteoarthritis if it is not managed.
How is Hip Pain Or Knee Pain Treated?
Our doctors will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that reduces pain and increases range of motion and strength. Regaining pre-injury health is the ultimate goal of treatment.
Most of our patient knee pain sufferers prefer natural, non-invasive rehabilitation options. Prolonged painkiller use is also a possibility. But are you willing to risk becoming hooked to these drugs? What if surgery isn’t an option for you? Also available are painkillers that exacerbate rather than alleviate the problem.
We treat persistent knee pain using regenerative medicine and platelet-rich plasma for patients who believe they have no other options (PRP).
PRP therapies involve drawing your own blood, purifying it, and injecting the concentrated platelets and plasma into your knee. Blood molecules including platelets, growth factors, and cytokines help heal wounds. When you suffer knee pain, we use PRP to supply the healing materials you require.
Schedule a consultation with us today
Knee pain may hold anyone back. Working on your feet might be unpleasant. Simple tasks like mowing the lawn or cleaning the floors can be difficult with knee discomfort. But don’t let it deter you.
Our Gilbert, AZ clinic has the solution for efficient and long-lasting hip and knee pain relief. To book a consultation, call us now at (480) 632-0177.