Hip and Knee pain diagnosis and treatment

Do you suffer from Hip and Knee complaints?

Hip and knee 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 of pain and problems with your hip and knee joints is lack of exercise. To improve strength and mobility, it is important that the exercise is safe, controlled and precise.


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Common Hip and Knee Pain Symptoms

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



Reasons for 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 (inner) 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. This refers to stability problems with the kneecap. They account for 11% of musculoskeletal pain 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 treatment goal 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 for exercise therapy. We have consistently been able to deliver great clinical outcomes with significantly increased mobility, endurance, and strength levels to help improve your daily life.