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I have constant hip pain and muscle spasms in my thigh and calf with numbness in the outer half of my foot what other tests besides mri should happen

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Specializes in General Practice
Nerve damage: What your experiencing is nerve damage. It will or may be permanent if the cause is not corrected. Nerve conduction velocity is needed to help determi... Read More
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Phyisical exam: History and physical with your doc more important that plus the MRI should show the s1nerve impingment if present treatment follows diagnosis.
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Examination: Firstly a very complete physical exam. Some basic labs, plain (cheaper) x-rays directed at low back & pelvis. An emg/ncv is likely needed, based on... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Stevens
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Clot?: If your calf hurts or is larger in circumference from the opposite side then get to your doc right away for an ultrasound to look for a blood clot. I... Read More
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Leg pain and numbnes: Sounds like sciatica, the way you describe the pain moving down your leg and having numbness. This is usually due to a slipped disc. Would have it c... Read More
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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
The : The spine is made up of bony vertebrae and gel filled disks. The disks act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae. The disk is made up of an outer... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Shall
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: True hip joint pain is felt in the groin and front of the thigh. Pain from the back, either referred or nerve pain, usually goes to the back of the h... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: A lumbar disc protrusion can definitely cause hip and leg pain. There are also many other potential causes including having a bad hip itself. A phys... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Dehart
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Pain and Numbness: If the hip hurts but the pain goes down to the knee, calf, foot or toes, you may wish to consider it sciatica - a pinched nerve in your back. If the ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice to affected area, elevation if able and anti-inflammatory (if no reason not to take one) are initial treatments. Your complaints of weaknes... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See doctor: Now this rash could be an issue. You need to give more history. Do you go camping or are you outside a lot. See a doctor for exam and testing
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Spinal problem.: With all that put together, my first thought would be an issue with your spine, perhaps a disc herniation or spinal stenosis. You may benefit from an ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Can be: Your evaluation can clarify whether it is neurological or muscular or tendon or bursitis
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See doctor: Hard to say without examining. Can be left with a chronic pain syndrome where the damage had recovered but the nerves remain active. And that might ... Read More

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