Knee Pain Leads to Additional Aches
People with osteoarthritis of the knees often experience painful feet, ankles, hips, hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders as well. Now, a new study confirms that people with chronic knee pain are at higher risk for pain in other joints.
Researchers examined the results of two large studies involving middle-aged and older adults with, or at risk for, knee pain. Study participants were asked questions about their pain and had knee x-rays taken.
According to the study, people with knee pain experienced more pain in other parts of the body than those whose knees were not painful. In those with pain in both knees, 79.6 percent had pain in other areas, and in those with pain in one knee 63.8 percent had pain elsewhere in the body.
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