Hip, Leg & Knee Pain
The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body, and it is able to withstand large amounts of weight and significant repetitive movements. Despite its strength, however, the cartilage located in the hip can become damaged, leading to pain. Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and osteoarthritis also cause stiffness, reducing the range of motion of the hips, legs, and knees. If a dislocation occurs, the pain is likely also to be felt in the legs. A similar phenomenon occurs in the knees as they too are complex joints, making them more prone to injuries.
Causes of Hip, Leg & Knee Pain
While there are dozens of reasons and plausible causes for your hip, leg, and knee pain, most can be categorized within four groups; inflammation impacted nerves, fractures, and tears. Some of the most common disorders, illnesses, and conditions that lead to shoulder pain include:
Arthritis is the general term for the swelling of the joints and connective tissue of the body, causing tenderness and pain. Over a hundred different versions of arthritis have been identified, each with its causes and treatments. The symptoms of arthritis may occur suddenly or over an extended period and worsen as we age.
Sciatica refers to the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, a long nerve that extends from the lower back, down the buttocks, and into each leg. Sciatica often occurs due to the nerve’s compression, which commonly results from herniated bone spurs, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.
Bursitis is an inflammatory condition that occurs when bursae sacs swell, causing pain. Bursae are tiny sacs of fluid located all over the body that helps lubricate and cushion bones, tendons, and ligaments, preventing them from rubbing against one another. It occurs most commonly in the knees, hips, and elbows.
Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, which is the fibrous cord that attaches bone to muscle. While inflammation can occur in any part of the body, it is more common in the knees, elbows, heels, and wrists. Symptoms include pain and tenderness in the affected area that is exacerbated by repeated movement.
Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain Diagnosis
In order to correctly identify and diagnose the source of your hip, leg, and knee pain, our physicians will conduct a series of examinations during your visit. The first step is to perform a thorough physical exam and carefully evaluate your medical and family history. In addition, your doctor may suggest getting blood work, x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to best single out your condition.
Hip, Leg & Knee Pain Treatment
We offer various minimally invasive procedures designed to help you manage your pain and regain control of your life. We strive to provide you with a personalized treatment plan that meets all of your needs. Our team of interventional pain specialists possesses decades of extensive experience in a wide range of conditions and is uniquely qualified to treat them. If you or anyone you know is currently suffering from hip, leg, and knee pain, we highly encourage you to contact our team today.