Common Causes of Hip & Knee Pain

There are many causes of both hip and knee pain. 

 

The most common causes of hip pain are hip arthritis, hip bursitis, tendinitis, avascular necrosis, labral tears, and pain referred from the back.  

The most common causes of knee pain are knee arthritis, meniscus tears, ACL tears, tendinitis, and patellofemoral pain.

Most of these problems can be treated with conservative care and do not require surgical intervention. Surgery should be the last treatment option when other methods fail to improve the pain such as anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, and cortisone injections.

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