Hip and Knee pain diagnosis and treatment

Do you suffer from Hip and Knee complaints?

Hip and knee and disorders can occur at any age. They can be caused by exercise, overuse or degeneration. Sometimes it is unclear whether the pain in the hip stems from a disorder of the hip joint or whether it is caused by a disorder elsewhere in the body, such as the back, pelvis or knee. Experts agree that one leading cause to pain and problems with your hip and knee joints is weak leg muscles and lack of exercise. It is important that the exercise is safe, controlled and precise.

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Common Hip and Knee Pain symptoms
Reasons for the Hip and Knee problems
Treatment of Hip and Knee disorders
Patient Experiences
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Common Hip and Knee Pain symptoms

  • Muscle pain, weakness, tenderness, and swelling in the hip and knee
  • Radiating pain to the leg
  • Disturbed walking patterns
  • Reduced range of motion and mobility

Reasons for the Hip and Knee problems

Hip and Knee pain can be caused by injuries, repetitive strain, mechanical problems, and different types of arthritis. The strength of your muscles is a key factor to hip and knee problems. Your hip muscles, like the gluteus medius, control the position of your knees when you are walking, running, or jumping.

An injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons, or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage, and ligaments that form the joint itself. Common knee injuries include:

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic disability among the aging population. The effectiveness of an exercise in knee and hip osteoarthritis is attributed to its ability to reverse muscle sensomotoric dysfunction (weakness, fatigue, poor control), prevent abnormal movement and restore normal biomechanics, affecting better gait, relieving pain and improving function.

The medial collateral ligament is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. The treatment of medial-sided knee injuries has evolved from surgical treatments to mostly non-operative management with an appropriate functional rehabilitation program. Active range of motion is initiated early to prevent stiffness with concomitant strengthening exercises.

Patellar instability describes patellar dislocation, patellar subluxation, and general symptomatic patellar instability. It accounts for 11% of the musculoskeletal symptoms and there is a higher incidence in females. Patellar instability can often be treated successfully without an operation. Ideal rehabilitation requires the avoidance of pain during exercise.

The anterior cruciate ligament of the knee controls the movement of the lower leg bone (tibia) relative to the thigh bone (femur) and guides knee extension. The goal of the treatment of ACL ruptures is to obtain the best functional level for the patient without risking new injuries or degenerative changes in the knee.

Treatment of Hip and Knee disorders

The DAVID instructor measures the hip and knee using our proprietary medical equipment with strength, mobility, and strength-balance testing functionality. The results are compared against the normative values of a healthy hip and knee considering the height, weight, age, and sex of the patient. Based on this information we will develop an individualized treatment plan to exercise. We have consistently been able to deliver great clinical outcomes with significantly increased mobility, endurance, and strength levels to help improve your daily life.

Patient Experiences

David has treated more than a hundred thousand patients with Hip and Knee Pain in more than 25 countries over the last 30 years. Read the patient experiences on our blog page.

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David Hip and Knee Centers

David is the largest supplier of medical hip and knee equipment for Hip and Knee Pain worldwide. With more than 200 intelligent installations. At these locations, certified physiotherapists are employed who are trained to guide people with Hip and Knee Pain using Exercise Therapy guidelines. Visit our reference page for more information about a Hip and Knee center in your own country/area.

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