The knee, shoulder and hip joints are responsible for much of your body's movements. So when you experience pain in these joints, your quality of life can really take a hit.
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints. As we all become more and more active, the causes and number of knee problems are increasing. Knee pain and injuries can affect any of the ligaments, bursae or tendons surrounding the knee joint. If you suffer from stiffness, swelling or discomfort after walking or sitting for a long period of time, you could be suffering from a knee injury.
Shoulder pain can negatively affect your daily life and activities. You might experience soreness or discomfort after lifting, playing sports, painting or any activity that requires you to lift your arms. This can make performing basic tasks very difficult.
Since the shoulder joint has a greater range of motion than any other part of the body, it is more vulnerable to injury. Shoulder injuries could be in the bone structure, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels or nerves. The complexity of this joint makes it critical for you to see an orthopaedic specialist if you experience any pain, soreness or discomfort.
Hip pain is common and can make routine moments uncomfortable. When minor, sometimes it only takes some exercise, weight loss or rest to repair. However, your hips support the weight of your head, trunk and arms. And they provide a base of support that allows you to move your legs and bend and straighten your body.
Because the hip is a ball-and-socket joint, it's one of the most commonly replaced joints. Whether it comes from injury, trauma, disease or time, pain in or damage to the hip joint can lead to hip replacement.
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