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Yuma, AZ
A male asked:

My grandma's right leg hurts from her pelvis through her hip. she said she didn't lift anything heavy and she is 72 years old? what would it be?

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Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 39 years experience
Many things: She could have muscle pain from sedentary behaviors that hurt the back by weakening the supportive muscles around the spine. It could be a "pinched nerve" caused by that same issue combined with arthritis of the spine. Disk degeneration could cause similar symptoms. It could be simple arthritis of the hip. Worst case scenarios could include cancer. She needs a health care professional to help.
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Last updated Jun 13, 2014

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