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Your hips and knees bear most of your weight every day, and their functioning is essential for walking, staying active and completing daily activities of living.

What Causes Hip and Knee Pain?

The most common causes of hip and knee pain are overuse, improper form during exercise, injury, and kneeling or sitting in a constrained position for a prolonged period. In some cases, hip and knee pain can be caused by an underlying disorder of the bone or joints, such as osteoporosis or arthritis.

Our orthopedic specialists provide treatments for a wide range of hip and knee conditions, including:

  • ACL injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Patellar maltracking
  • Chondromalacia
  • Osteochondral defects
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome

What are the Symptoms of Hip and Knee Conditions?

Hip and knee conditions have a variety of symptoms that can be different for each person. If you find that pain in your hip or knee disrupts your normal lifestyle—whether completing daily tasks or enjoying physical activities and sports—you should see an orthopedic specialist for evaluation. Other symptoms associated with hip and knee conditions include:

  • Pain that gets worse at night or disrupts sleep
  • Catching, popping or locking in your joints
  • Swelling around your joints
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion
  • Tenderness around your joints


How is Hip and Knee Pain Diagnosed?

Orthopedic specialists can diagnose hip and knee pain with a series of diagnostic tests, including a physical exam, X-ray, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), movement evaluations, and lab tests.

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Hip and Knee Pain Treatment Options

Treatment options for hip and knee pain depend on your specific symptoms and diagnosis.

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Our Approach to Hip and Knee Pain

At Inspira, we focus on multidisciplinary care that treats the whole person, not just your condition. Whether you’re facing an acute injury or a chronic diagnosis, our orthopedic specialists can help you manage and find relief for your hip and knee pain. Our providers are experienced in advanced treatments including robotic-assisted techniques and minimally invasive surgeries, so you can get back to normal life faster.

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