Knee pain is an extremely prevalent problem, commonly affecting adults and the sporting population. Hip problems are common and can occur throughout adult life. Often there is a simple explanation for the pain, for example, if you have overdone it while exercising.
In this instance, the symptoms should subside within a few days. Pain that is more persistent or is getting worse requires medical attention.
When to seek medical attention:
- If your pain is getting worse
- If you have had a fall or injured the joint directly
- If you are having difficulty with everyday activities
- If you experience any locking or catching sensations of your joint
Pain caused by a problem within the hip joint can be felt in the groin, down the front of the leg, and, surprisingly, in the knee. Sometimes knee pain is the only sign of a hip problem. This is called referred pain, and it’s fairly common. Hip pain can also be felt within the buttock, (although pain in this area can also be caused by problems in the low back), or on the outside of the hip.
Osteoarthritic-related knee pain is most commonly felt on the inside of the knee and stiffness is a prominent symptom especially first thing in the morning or after sitting for periods of time. Symptoms for other conditions can be felt all over the knee joint depending on the injury itself.
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All our Physiotherapists at Tracey Miles Physiotherapy are trained in the assessment and management of hip and knee pain. Please be assured that a comprehensive subjective and objective assessment will be completed during your session in order to determine the appropriate treatment and management plan for you.