yes, because both joints bear body weight.
I have read your problem in detail.
Since you have previous knee and hip injuries you must get -
1) x-ray of pelvis with both hips in AP view.
2) x-ray of both knees standing AP view.
Send me the reports of these x-rays or discuss it with your doctor, only then your further treatment can be decided.
As considering your age i.e 62 years and medical history which you have mentioned you hip and knee joints may have osteoarthritic changes which will be seen on x-rays.
Yes, is it possible that a due to previous knee injuries hip joint may get involved or vice-versa, because both joints bear weight of your body.
My recommendations are as follows:
- You can take painkillers but only after discussing it with your doctor.
- Apply hot packs for 30 mins in morning and in evening.
- Till further treatment you can use hinged knee caps for both knees of your size.
- Avoid squatting, climbing stairs. Take precautions while climbing stairs like hold the railing at all times.
- Cycling and walking will be helpful. You can also do quadricep
- Also get your blood pressure checked regularly, since repeated falls may also happen due to hypotension
in your age group.
I hope you have get your answer. You can ask further health related queries at any time.