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Diagnosing sacroiliitis severe localized hip pain in one hip, now in both, resulting in sacroiliitic diagnosis by one md. Pcp saying "just muscle spasms" even tho i could not walk b/c in such severe pain. States xrays would have shown sacroiliitis "or any

Diagnosing sacroiliitis severe localized hip pain in one hip, now in both, resulting in sacroiliitic diagnosis by one md. Pcp saying "just muscle spasms" even tho i could not walk b/c in such severe pain. States xrays would have shown sacroiliitis "or any

I : I agree with the previous response by dr. Serba, but would like to make a few additional points. Typically, pain from sacroiliitis occurs primarily in the very low back/upper buttocks area. I am not entirely clear of the location of your pain, but you refer to the hip. There are a number of structures in and around the hip that could be the source of the problem and it is sometimes difficult to sort out. If you have not been seen by a rheumatologist, that could be one direction to pursue. Orthopedic or physiatry evaluation could be helpful if you believe that your problem might be more "mechanical" in origin. Perhaps you could discuss the various options/strategies with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more


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What causes hip pain?

What causes hip pain?

Hip bursitis: It is likely that you have a condition called trochanteric bursitis of your hip--it is inflammation of the area surrounding the curve of the hip-thigh bone. Possibly resulted from excessive use/walking/running and/or laying on the side on a firm/hard surface too long. Hip arthritis and disc disease can cause hip pain as well. Motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes hip pain?

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain: Causes of hip pain are very broad and long list. It needs to be properly investigated by a qualified physician to get a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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How too cure hip pain?

How too cure hip pain?

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh=muscles/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! joints are designed to last a lifetime/100 years! start self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, and stretching. In my practice, I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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How to relieve hip pain?

Exercise: Most of hip pains are due to osteoarthritis. Over-weightiness and inactivity make hip-pain worse. Back-strengthening exercises and losing weight are helpful. Taking pain-killer should be the last resort. However, when the pain is severe and/or interferes with the lifestyle, it is wise to consider hip replacement surgery. If pain persists please consult a physician. ...Read more

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What can cause hip pain?

What can cause hip pain?

Many causes: One of the most common causes of hip pain. Is osteoarthritis. Oa is usually seen in middle and old age, I do not know your age. Other causes include impingement syndromes, bursitis, muscle issues, snapping hip, trauma, transient osteoporosis, osteonecrosis or avn, and the list goes on. I recommend that you see your pcp or an orthoedic surgeon. www.aaos.org/findanortho/. ...Read more

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Hip pain after lying down?

Bursitis v.arthritis: Hip pain after lying down could be a inflammatory problem with the bursa called bursitis. If the pain is worse with longer periods of lying down, it could be stiffness you are experiencing from an arthritic hip. First step is to see a doctor such as a physiatrist who will examine you and may require an x-ray. We may also recommend a trial of an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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What causes severe hip pain?

Several things: Severe pain should be evaluated soon. Possible causes include, severe osteoarthritis, ileopsoas or trochanteric bursitis, infected hip joint; known as septic arthritis, a vascular necrosis of the hip, and referred pain from your back. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp hip pain?

Unclear: Not enough information, where exactly is the pain? when did it start?was there an injury? What are your normal activities? The range of causes for someone your age is broad so more information is needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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