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What can cause hip and knee pain?

What can cause hip and knee pain?

Consult a physician: There many causes of both hip and knee pain. It is not unusual for knee pain to be referred from either the hip or the back and it is not unusual for hip pain to be referred from the back. For pain that persists it is important to seek the advise of an orthopaedic surgeon that can correctly identify the cause of the pain to make the correct recommendations for treatment.

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Does artritus in the hip cause knee pain?

Does artritus in the hip cause knee pain?

Occasionally: True hip osteoarthritis causes pain in the hip, groin and buttock esp. W/ weight bearing. Occassionally in adults pain can be referred to the knee but this is unusual (unlike children where hip problems and knee referred pain is much more common).More commonly 'hip pain' in adults w/ concurrent pain to the knee is originating in the lumbar spine. See an ors. .. Best of luck!

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What are the causes of hip/knee pain when laying down?

What are the causes of hip/knee pain when laying down?

Can be several: The hip and knee receive their nerve supply from the same nerve, the obturator so that a knee problem can present as knee &/or hip pain & vice versa. Usually, pain in the joints after lying down is usually a sign of arthritis as motion keeps the joint fluid bathing the joint surfaces which is how the cartilage gets its nutrition.

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Hi I have a huge problem for about a year now I expericed knee pain and hip pin but it wasent till last night when my whole body starts to pain in eve?

Hi I have a huge problem for about a year now I expericed knee pain and hip pin but it wasent till last night when my whole body starts to pain in eve?

See a Doctor: I wish I could help more, but acute onset of full body pain is difficult to diagnose without a thorough history and physical exam. It may be anything from a virus to a toxin to rheumatic disease, just too hard to tell from this information. I hope everything turns out okay and you feel better soon. Best of luck.

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What causes hip and knee pain after walking?

What causes hip and knee pain after walking?

Hip and knee: Sprain, strain, overuse, synovitis, stress reaction of the bone, joints, and soft tissues.

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I have pinched nerves in hips could it cause knee pain?

I have pinched nerves in hips could it cause knee pain?

Yes and no: Anatomically there are no nerves in the hips that would cause pain in the knee. Most people will call pain in the buttock area their hip. This pain can be generated from nerve irritation in the lower back. Pain can also travel down the outside of the leg from a condition called ITB syndrome. Trigger points can also refer pain. Discuss with your Doc.

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I was a runner as a teen and notice that now running causes me hip and knee pain I never had before. Why is this and what can I do?

I was a runner as a teen and notice that now running causes me hip and knee pain I never had before. Why is this and what can I do?

Weekend warrior: The most obvious answer is -- you are out of shape. You are still young, but not as young as you used to be. You may need to start slow and build up miles gradually. Also, stretch after warming up and after. With hip and knee (especially the outside/lateral part of knee) pain you may have a tight iliotibial band (itb). Google stretches for that. Good luck.

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What causes hip and knee pain when I sleep on my side?

What causes hip and knee pain when I sleep on my side?

See details: It is usually the result of a trochanteric bursitis and iliotibial band irritation. It is usually easy to treat so see a doctor.

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Hip and knee pain question. Do all hip problems send pain down the leg towards the knee?

Hip and knee pain question. Do all hip problems send pain down the leg towards the knee?

Most likely: Yes pain in the hip joint and the surrounding area send pain toward the knee area. Thank you.

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Can kidney stones cause hip and knee pain?

Can kidney stones cause hip and knee pain?

Kidney stones: Not typically. Usual radiation is to waist, back, groin and hip areas.

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I started having knee pain and they crack all the time. My dr said I have fluid in my knees caused from being a woman and we have wider hips. Really?

I started having knee pain and they crack all the time. My dr said I have fluid in my knees caused from being a woman and we have wider hips. Really?

No: Not sure what your doctor said, but what he/she probably meant is that kneecap (patella) pain is very common in young women given the angle that their quadricep muscle makes given relatively wider hips. This angle tends to pull the kneecap out to the side and that can cause pain. Simple knee stretching and exercises should help.

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Pain/inflamm at post sup iliac spine. Hip popping/pain around same time, then knee pain. 3 weeks duration. Responsive to nsaids. History of lbp. Cause?

Pain/inflamm at post sup iliac spine. Hip popping/pain around same time, then knee pain. 3 weeks duration. Responsive to nsaids. History of lbp. Cause?

Too many choices: Too many choices to tell you a cause. A thorough history and exam would go a long way to answering that question. One detail can change everything. Sorry. PSIS or Sacriliac joint? ...The list goes on.

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Parathyroid removed dec 13, vit d now 22 & pth 90. What would cause the low d and high pth. I'm extremely fatigued with hip and knee pain.

Parathyroid removed dec 13, vit d now 22 & pth 90. What would cause the low d and high pth. I'm extremely fatigued with hip and knee pain.

Parathyroid: Presumably not all your parathyroids were removed. Presumably you had hyperparathyroidism, and the bad one was removed (typically there are 4 parathyroids). If your vit d is low, your parathyroid hormone will be high, trying to keep your blood Ca normal. Vit D is low because you are not taking Vit D or getting sun exposure. Easy solution: take Vit D. OTC 2000 U/day.