You are probably too aware of how hip and knee pain affects your mobility, especially if you want to exercise. The bad news is that having hip and knee pain or inflammatory conditions like arthritis puts you at a greater risk of developing some heart conditions.
The overall inflammation and degeneration of the cartilage cause pain, sometimes to the point that mobility becomes a problem. When mobility becomes a problem knee or hip replacement surgery may become necessary.
Most often, people go about their daily life without knowing a simple knee pain has a story to tell. People commonly blame exhaustion, overwork or an unusual sleeping position for their aching knee joint. The logical modus operandi is to self-diagnose and treat as if it is a temporary condition, but how do you know if it is something chronic like arthritis?