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Does a knee injury cause referred pain in the hip?

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Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017
Question: is my knee injuries affecting my hips-is it a 50% or greater relationship
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Knee injuries causing referred pain to hips is rare

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern.

Knee problems can cause referred pain to the hip. However, this occurrence is not very common and certainly less than 50%.

Vice versa situation is more common, i.e. hip problems causing referred pain to the knee.

Causes of hip pain include spinal problems like disc prolapse, spinal stenosis or pathologies with hip like osteoarthritis. Moreover, existing knee injuries can cause strain to hips resulting in early osteoarthritis.

Confirmation of diagnosis requires a physical examination, Xray pelvis, and hips, Xray spine, CT/MRI scan of the spine.

Please be advised to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation.
Meanwhile, you can take Advil for pain relief

Hope this answers your question
Please feel free to address further questions here

Regards
Dr.Lekshmi


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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Does a knee injury cause referred pain in the hip?

Brief Answer: Knee injuries causing referred pain to hips is rare Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern. Knee problems can cause referred pain to the hip. However, this occurrence is not very common and certainly less than 50%. Vice versa situation is more common, i.e. hip problems causing referred pain to the knee. Causes of hip pain include spinal problems like disc prolapse, spinal stenosis or pathologies with hip like osteoarthritis. Moreover, existing knee injuries can cause strain to hips resulting in early osteoarthritis. Confirmation of diagnosis requires a physical examination, Xray pelvis, and hips, Xray spine, CT/MRI scan of the spine. Please be advised to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation. Meanwhile, you can take Advil for pain relief Hope this answers your question Please feel free to address further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi