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“Shouldn’t You Enjoy The New Year Without An Aching Hip! ” Finding The Source To Your Hip, Knee & Leg Pain
The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times the force of your body weight. The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending. When you experience pain in or around the knee, you may have lost movement in these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of these joints.
“ Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.” - National Institutes of Health, 2010
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