Hip and Knee Pain
Severe knee and hip pain can limit your everyday activities and keep you from doing the things you love. If you experience ongoing pain, a complete evaluation at the Evarts Joint Center can identify the best treatment options for you. Visit our Health Encyclopedia to get an overview of the most common orthopaedic evaluation procedures.
What Causes Hip and Knee Pain?
Osteoarthritis is a chronic degeneration of the cartilage and membrane of the joints that leads to pain and stiffness when the bones rub together. Osteoarthritis usually occurs in people 50 and older, and often in individuals with a family history of the condition.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic and degenerative condition where the immune system attacks the lining of the joints leading to pain, inflammation, stiffness, weakness, loss of mobility, and joint deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis affects women about three times more often than men.
Avascular Necrosis occurs when bone is deprived of its normal blood supply. The bone’s structure weakens and may damage the cartilage. The condition often occurs after long-term treatment with steroids, alcohol abuse and a variety of different medical conditions.
Osteoporosis is a process of progressive bone loss that develops unnoticed over many years, often with no symptoms or discomfort.
Post-Traumatic Arthritis can develop after direct injury to a joint when the injury creates irregularities and the joint is no longer smooth. Joint irregularities lead to more wear on the joint surfaces.
Other Causes of Pain can include metabolic bone diseases and growth abnormalities.
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