Hip pain may be stimulated by muscle strain surrounding the hip, direct trauma (injury) to the hip joint or could be referred pain from joints or muscles of the spine. Chronic (long standing) hip pain may be due to wear and tear of the joint (osteoarthritis) or in some rare condtions, a progressive inflammatory disorder. If you are suffering from hip pain, it could be be something as easy as a muscle strain or a joint with restricted movement.
Knee pain could be caused by leg muscle strain or injury to the hip, knee or ankle joints. Injuries to the knee happen very often in sport. The knee is under continuous use and suffers from muscle strains and ligament sprains. The knee is prone to wear and tear and problems with the knee cap commonly happen due to muscular imbalances, posture and the biomechanics in the feet. However knee pain may be caused by referred pain from the back, pelvis, hip and ankle.
Foot and ankle pain could come from a direct foot trauma to the joints, ligaments or muscles. Foot pain is commonly caused by fallen arches (flat feet), which area the feet under abnormal strain. However foot and ankle pain could also be stimulated by injury to the sciatic nerve.
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