Does a knee injury cause referred pain in the hip?
Knee injuries causing referred pain to hips is rare
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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
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