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Original Article: JRCRS. 2021; 9(1): 27-30.

6- Frequency of Self-Reported Hip and Knee Pain in Elderly Population.

Azra Bibi1, Aamir Gul Memon2, Abdul Razzaque Rahimoon3, Tayyiba Zulqarnain4, Marina khan Soomro4, Shoaib Ahmed Memon4

1 Physiotherapist at City care medical center hyderabad.
2Assistant Professor, Suleman Roshan College of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Sciences, Tando Adam
3Physiotherapist at Center for Autism Rehabilitation Training Sindh
4Lecturer at Abasyn Univeristy Islamabad campus.
5,6 Lecturer at Suleman Roshan College of physiotherapy Rehabilitation Sciences, Tando Adam

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Background: Knee pain is a typical complaint among adults and frequently connected with general mileage from every day exercises like strolling, bowing, standing and lifting. Competitors who run or play sports that include bouncing or fast rotating are additionally bound to encounter knee torment and issues. However, regardless of whether a person’s knee torment is brought about by maturing or injury, it very well may be a disturbance and in any event, weakening in certain conditions.

Objective: To determine the frequency of hip and knee pain in elderly people.

Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 150 patients, which were selected through non probability convenience sampling technique and was calculated by Rao Soft tool from Aug 2020 to Nov 2020. Data was collected from private clinics of Hyderabad and Physiotherapy OPD, Suleman Roshan Medical college hospital using standard questionnaire the Western Ontario McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index (WOMAC), and VAS scale for self-reported pain measurement. Data was analyzed using SPSS v.21

Results: Shows that unilateral or predominantly affected knee were found 47%, bilateral Knee 16%, unilateral hip 20%, hip bilaterally 6%, both knee-hip pain reported about 11% among participants. And Patient having none or mild pain 21.3%, moderate pain 26.0%, severe pain 36.7%, extremely severe pain 16.0%. Participants having pain while performing ADLs (Activity of daily livings) reported, No Pain 60.7%, Moderate Pain 33.3%, worst possible pain 6.0% were found.

Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that 47% of knee joint pain were found with 36.7% severe pain and high frequent than hip joint.

Keywords: Elderly, Hip, Knee, Frequency, Self-Reported Pain