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A 53-year-old member asked:

What would cause my knee to hurt and cause pain up and down my leg? i injured it this summer. a tight muscle in the hip was the cause then.

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Hip: Probably bursitis, most common hip problem, but if there is sensory change or pins and needles feelings could be minor nerve injury from injury to a skinnerve in the side of the leg(meralgia paresthetica) or a true disc related nerve pain. Pressure on the injured thigh area will reproduce meralgia but not a disc problem and both should improve with rest, though a disc problem could be serious.
Last updated Jan 12, 2016

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