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Relieving hip, knee and leg pain


Your hip, knee and lower leg are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries, and age, however, pain can flare-up.

 What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain?
Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause.

Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:
• Arthritis
• Dislocation
• Hip fracture
• Sprains and strains
• Tendonitis
• Pinched nerves
• Osteoporosis
• Cancer

While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones.

In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation, and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe.

What Are the Symptoms?
While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion, too, is a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain.

Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue.

If you are suffering from hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step!




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