A 71-year-old male asked:
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Experiencing burning, inflammatory, aching pain in left hip. I sleep on my left side on a firm mattress. Walk a couple of miles a day. 18 months out lumbar fusion. Bursitis or referred back pain?

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Hip pain: If it is tender or painful to lie on its trochanteric bursitis a steriod injection is safe and effective referred spine pain is not tender its a pain you can't find with your fingers, walking with pace and a limp can be a cause of it ice and rest can cure.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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