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

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Hip/Knee pain

There can be several causes of hip and knee pain ranging from: 1) injury or disease localized to the hip or knee joint and/or 2) referred pain.
The back can refer pain to the hip and knee region. The hip can refer pain to the knee region. Therefore see your doctor for a through history and physical examnination and possible imaging evaluation to elucidate the source of your pain.

In brief: Hip/Knee pain

There can be several causes of hip and knee pain ranging from: 1) injury or disease localized to the hip or knee joint and/or 2) referred pain.
The back can refer pain to the hip and knee region. The hip can refer pain to the knee region. Therefore see your doctor for a through history and physical examnination and possible imaging evaluation to elucidate the source of your pain.
Dr. Amir Khan
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