When it comes to joints in the body, the hip and knee joints are among the largest and most critical. In order to keep you mobile, the hip and the knee joints must bear the weight burden of the entire body and maintain your balance during movements. Unfortunately, the knee and the hip joints are often overlooked and taken for granted – until they start hurting. The common problems of the knee and hip joints include arthritis, osteoporosis and injury.
Regardless of what is ailing your joints, Rapid Healthcare can help relieve your discomfort so that you can live a more active lifestyle. We offer customized treatments for hip and knee pain, which may include joint injections, physiotherapy, medications or a recommendation for surgery.
Understanding Hip Pain
Hip pain is mostly caused by the overdoing of any activity. Whether it is exercise, moving heavy objects, stretching too much or injury/trauma to the joint, all of these factors can cause hip pain. Hip problems can affect the entire length of the leg, including the knee and even in the buttocks. Depending on the type of pain it is and the cause of the pain, the treatment procedures are extended accordingly. Typically, medication is used for simple inflammatory causes and surgery is recommended if there is a fracture, ligament tear or a crack. Physiotherapy is also effectively used to rehabilitate the hip joint and restore proper and comfortable movement.
Understanding Knee Pain
Knee pain develops due to a wide range of reasons, including a fall, a blunt force trauma or simply due to inflammations. The knee is made up of ligaments, muscles, tendons and bones (knee cap). Any impact on any of these parts can have produce painful symptoms. Other causes of knee pain include arthritis, rheumatism and gout. Symptoms of knee problems range from stiffness, numbness and locked knee joints to excruciating pain, buckling knee and numbness.
At Rapid Healthcare, we evaluate patients and carefully consider the underlying cause of their knee or hip symptoms. This provides the most long-term pain relief and successfully restored mobility. Like many other medical conditions, hip and knee pain are best treated at early onset. Call our Bolingbrook clinic today to schedule your appointment for joint pain relief.
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