Knee pain is one of the most common physical complaints for adults, affecting roughly one in four Americans over age 60. Although surgery may be required for the most severe cases, many people can get relief from a less invasive procedure: injections into the joint.
Hip pain can be caused by overuse or damage to the hip joint, cartilage, or surrounding muscles, and can significantly impact your ability to perform everyday activities, including walking, going up and down stairs, and sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.
There are many possible causes of hip pain. They include serious ones, like a fracture or joint infection, and less serious causes, like bursitis.1 Your healthcare provider can diagnose the cause and help to plan your treatment.
Ligament injuries in the knee -- such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) -- can put you on the sidelines -- fast. They hurt a lot and may limit what you can do. But more often than not, a comeback may still be possible. Treatment is more successful than it once was.