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A 39-year-old member asked:

hip pain that has been here for months suddenly worsened. should i get to the er?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
ER visit: No reasonable physician can correctly answer that question without an exam. If pain is so severe that you are concerned for life or limb, then yes! and immediately! if this is the same old pain, just worse after some activity, and you've not tried a tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve, rest, or ice, then probably not. This is a call you are going to need to make.

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Is it possible to do self-trigger point therapy for treating hip pain?

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A 41-year-old member asked:

I have hip pain immediately after sitting down on a chair but when I slouch it doesn't hurt, what's going on?

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A 23-year-old member asked:

I don't know what to do with my hip pain due to work. Any suggestions?

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Dr. Craig Morton
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See physician: There are many causes of hip pain. You should see a physician to help localize the source of your pain. There may be some modifications to the type of work that you do or some recommendations for prevention.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Hip pain, what are some reasons for this?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have serious hip pain urgent please help me!!!!!!?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: See an orthopedist or rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated and treated.

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