Hope it helps,
Another possibility is that patients can develop concurrent arthritis of the knee. This is separate and distinct from the hip arthritis. Arthritis has a genetic as well as a lifestyle component. People that get arthritis in one joint are subject to an increased risk of the condition in other joints. A thorough physical exam and X-rays can be helpful in determining the cause of your knee pain. There are non-operative solutions to mild knee arthritis.
I hope this information has been helpful. Have a great day.
James W. Cahill, MD
Knee pain certainly can be referred from hip pathology. It may also result from altered gait from your hip pain or may originate from your knee from arthritis or any other intra-articular pathology. I would recommend having standing knee X-rays and evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon to help determine the cause of your knee pain. Hope this helps!
Edward W. Choung, D.O., M.S.