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Doctor insights on: Hip Flexor And Knee Pain

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Can a hip flexor injury cause pain to radiate into the medial knee during exercise?

Can a hip flexor injury cause pain to radiate into the medial knee during exercise?

Hip flexor injury: Pain from injury to the iliopsoas muscle is usually felt in the front part of the hip, depending on the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Hi, I think I have a hip flexor strain from a knee to the hip and it happened about a week ago. The pain almost went completely away but then came back?

Hi, I think I have a hip flexor strain from a knee to the hip and it happened about a week ago. The pain almost went completely away but then came back?

Partial tear: Could be the rectus femurs of the sartorial. You can easily aggravate a tear by overuse while healing. Give in to it for a couple weeks more. Take Ibuprofen or naproxen. Ice may help. ...Read more

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What to do for shooting pain from hip joint along hip flexor or from knee to hip on same leg? Not constant, but occassional when exercising?

What to do for shooting pain from hip joint along hip flexor or from knee to hip on same leg?  Not constant, but occassional when exercising?

See Ortho surgeon: A history/ physical exam by an ors should be able to give u the correct dx. When exercising it could be muscle or tendon irritation, nerve irritation from your back, or possibly an early arthritic hip condition which can refer pain to the knee.... Based soley on your hx. And age I would examine your hip closely and x-ray the affected hip... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

More details needed: When is the pain present, what does it feel like, are there two separate pains or is it a continuous line of pain from your hip to knee. What was the mechanism of injury? Does it hurt when you press on the area. Some diagnoses include intrinsic hip and knee arthritis/ligament/tendon injuries, bursitis, radiculopathy, soft tissue strain, etc. Basically u need to be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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I had a dance injury and hip pain/popping when I turn out and knee pain?

I had a dance injury and hip pain/popping when I turn out and knee pain?

Therapy: If you are still dancing with the injury you will continue to get worse. Doctor evaluation and physical therapy would be reasonable to prevent more problems from developing and to fix the original problem. Dance is very strenuous on the hips so it is important not to let this go too long without treatment. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Had a bursa removed in left hip since the surgery having horrible knee pain what could it be?

Had a bursa removed in left hip since the surgery having horrible knee pain what could it be?

See details: They are likely unrelated but you should speak with the doctor who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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I have worsening pain betw hip and spine only on 1 side. Achy into front on leg and knee pain on same side. Suggestions & type of dr to see?

I have worsening pain betw hip and spine only on 1 side. Achy into front on leg and knee pain on same side. Suggestions & type of dr to see?

Need evaluation: There are many possibilities as to the source of the pain. It could be due to a pinched nerve from the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, hip disorder, muscle strain, or many other causes. Discuss first with your primary care physician to initiate the work up (physical exam/xrays) and if the pain persists/progresses a referral to a spine specialist may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have been told I have anterior knee pain, but the pain is in my hips and ankles too and I'm flatfooted. Is there anything else this pain could be?

I have been told I have anterior knee pain, but the pain is in my hips and ankles too and I'm flatfooted. Is there anything else this pain could be?

Could be alignment: Alignment in the legs begins from the ground up — runners who are flat-footed are at higher risk for plantar fasciitis, anterior knee pain (such as patellofemoral pain & patellar tendinitis), and even hip pain due to the way their feet align at rest and while in motion. Try some over the counter arch supports — such as super feet or smart sole brands. Avoid gel at the arch. ...Read more

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Hi Could you please tell me what is the possible diagnosis of child with limp,knee pain, elevated rotation of the hip with reduced flexion&extension?

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Could you please tell me what is the possible diagnosis of child with limp,knee pain, elevated rotation of the hip with reduced flexion&extension?

Difficult to say for: Sure without an exam. It could be toxic synovitis which is caused by a virus, but also could be a bacterial infection or other serious issue. So, please see your doctor/have the child seen by a doctor, either the primary care doctor, or an orthopedist or the emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm a 17-year-old patient with severe hip and knee pain on the right side that wakes me up at night. Started last month and happened again last night.

See doctor: There are many possible diagnoses to explain the symptoms you describe, which include muscle sprain/strain, arthritis, inflammation, infection, autoimmune disorder, or in rare cases, cancer. The only way to know is to have a thorough evaluation by your doctor, which could include a physical exam, and possibly bloodwork and/or imaging. Make an appointment at your earliest convenience. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I've been having a weird pain in my knees when rising from a deep squat. Is there an easy way to distinguish knee pain from referred hip pain?

I've been having a weird pain in my knees when rising from a deep squat. Is there an easy way to distinguish knee pain from referred hip pain?

Knee vs. hip: Hip pain is felt in the groin and buttock, and then deep in the thigh down to the knee. Getting up from a chair will cause hip pain due to increased pressure in the joint. Sitting with the knees bent for a long time (ie movie theater), knee motion, and squatting aggravates knee probs. If knees hurt but hips don't, probably knees. ...Read more

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Right hip & knee pain worse with walk. Pain gets worse when I straighten my leg even when sitting. Walking is painful& I limp My hip is very tense?

Right hip & knee pain worse with walk. Pain gets worse when I straighten my leg even when sitting. Walking is painful& I limp
My hip is very tense?

Your joint: Pains could be a sign of inflammatory joint disease.
Please consult an internist or video-consult the Healthtap
doctor on call. If you have not had xrays of these joints, please request them from you primary doctor. When did you have your knee surgery? ...Read more

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I'm an 18 yr old female and have had hip and knee pain for over 2 years. My knee locks up and I have to rotate it to make it pop. What could this be?

I'm an 18 yr old female and have had hip and knee pain for over 2 years. My knee locks up and I have to rotate it to make it pop. What could this be?

Hard to say: There is a condition known as tensor facia lat a syndrome that causes hip and knee pain and sometimes causes the knee or hip to pop. It is caused by a tightness of the tensor fascia lat a which runs down the side of the thigh and inserts just lateral to the knee. A meniscal tear in the knee can cause popping as well. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the most common medical condition causing hip and knee pain?

What is the most common medical condition causing hip and knee pain?

Depends on age...: If you were talking about the over 65 crowd — I'd say it was arthritis. If you're looking at a younger population, say 20s, 30s, 40s then we tend to see more exercise/related injuries. ...Read more