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A 59-year-old female asked:

Hip, groin and leg pain, limping, back fine, for past six weeks. is this sciatica? taking amyltriptoline at night and panadol (acetaminophen) .

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Hip pain: Sounds like sciatica--a pinched nerve that is caused by a bulging or herniated disc, that refers pain down the leg in a specific distribution. Also consider hip arthritis if groin pain is an issue. Check x-rays of hip and pelvis.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Pain that stops at the knee suggests hip problem like arthritis. Especially if pain made worse when getting up from standing or with weight bearing. Pain past the knee suggests sciatica or a pinched nerve pain.
May 19, 2013
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Could be. See orthop: Edist to get it evaluated and treated. One can have sciatica without any back pain.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.
Last updated Jan 1, 2021


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