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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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Is there anything that can cause hip pain radiating down the front leg?

Is there anything that can cause hip pain radiating down the front leg?

See an Ortho Surgeon: It could be a few things -- possibly, spinal problem (for example a herniated disc pushing on a nerve), versus symptomatic hip joint arthritis if pain is in front of the thigh, etc. You physician will help diagnose the cause of your symptoms and start treatment. ...Read more

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I am in my 40s and have chronic lower back and hip pain. Pain shoots down front of leg. Foot gets numb and tingly. Any ideas what it could be?

I am in my 40s and have chronic lower back and hip pain. Pain shoots down front of leg. Foot gets numb and tingly. Any ideas what it could be?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg?

Maybe : It maybe osteoarthritis of the hip or a pinched nerve. See your doctor to have this better evaluated. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Consult your doctor : It could possibly be from a lumbar spinal condition -- like a "pinched nerve"-- your doctor will have to examine you to rule this out. A few other things could cause your complaint. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe hip pain, back pain and leg pain But just the front part of my leg from my hip down to my knee. hip locks, limited movement?

I am experiencing  severe hip pain, back pain and leg pain But just the front part of my leg from my hip down to my knee. hip locks, limited movement?

Varies : There are many potential causes most are either related to the hip itself or related to the back. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left hip pain at night and after sitting down after work. Pain in hip and shoots down leg at times. Worse at night in bed. No injury as far as I know.

Left hip pain at night and after sitting down after work. Pain in hip and shoots down leg at times. Worse at night in bed. No injury as far as I know.

Left hip pain: May be scaitica. Sitting is stress on spine. Consider ergonomic chair with lumbar support. At work change position ( i.e. get up for a moment every 45 minutes to an hour) to shake out, Consider a trial of NSAIDS ( motrin/alelve ) and muscle relaxant( if not allergic). Rarely may also be related to ovaries/ colon, retroperitoneal issue so may consider ultrasound or CT abdomen. f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Lower right back/Hip Pain. Sends jolt down right leg. 4 months so far?

Lower right back/Hip Pain. Sends jolt down right leg.  4 months so far?

Depends: If it stops at your knee or above, could just be a disc problem. If extends to your foot, could be a compressed nerve. See your doctor ...Read more

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Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

See below: Based on your description you could have herniated disk with sciatica. See your doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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I have hip pain all the time now. When i sit in a car or chair for about 1/2 hour i can barely walk. The leg has an achy feeling all the way down.?

Hip arthritis.: May people say they have hip pain when they really have back pain. If your pain is in the groin and radiates down the front of the thigh, it is likely your hip. You need to see your doctor and obtain appropriate x rays. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my hip? Hip pain/ numbness down leg and foot?

Pain and Numbness: If the hip hurts but the pain goes down to the knee, calf, foot or toes, you may wish to consider it sciatica - a pinched nerve in your back. If the pain doesn't get better after 6 - 8 weeks of rest from high demand activity, tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti-inflammatory medicines, it may be worth seeing a doctor. If the leg loses function (weakness) or if other major health issues develop - see one sooner. ...Read more

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Been battling with sciatica in right leg since las yr sept. getting progressively worse. constant hip pain and when i lie down feels like flutters?

Been battling with sciatica in right leg since las yr sept. getting progressively worse. constant hip pain and when i lie down feels like flutters?

Sciatica: is one of the least well diagnosed syndromes in that a GREAT MANY conditions can cause what seems like the same thing. You really need to see a qualified specialist (physiatrist, pain specialist or orthopedist) to find out what is causing this syndrome in you to get a specific treatment recommendation. Meanwhile, this resource might help: https://www.emedicinehealth.com/sciatica/article_em.htm ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain that spreads down my whole right leg along with numbness. Should i be concerned or seek immediate treatment?

I have severe hip pain that spreads down my whole right leg along with numbness. Should i be concerned or seek immediate treatment?

See your doctor: You may have a form of radiculopathy. Your sciatic nerve may have compression either at your lumbar spine or hip level. The origin of the this condition should be identified early by examination and imaging studies for appropriate treatment. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have ddd and been having back and hip pain w/ pain going down the left leg to the foot. What can I do?

I have ddd and been having back and hip pain w/ pain going down the left leg to the foot. What can I do?

See details: This is radicular pain caused by nerve compression in the lower back (sciatica). There are several approaches available including physical therapy, antiinflammatory meds and targeted injections. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Left Hip pain and pain in top front thigh/. Painful when lifting leg up. Pain started in big toe which has been pinned for several years.

Get evaluated: Your pain can have multiple sources, but it sounds like you may have a "positive straight leg raise," which means potential nerve compression. Nerve compression can cause a radiculopathy and lower extremity pain. If you have any bowel or bladder symptoms its a sign of an emergency. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain and can hardy move my left leg. I have constant shooting pain from hip down. I also have back pain What should I do?

Disc disease/injury: Low back pain radiating down the leg is called sciatica. Given the severity of your complaint, you need to be evaluated by a local doctor, get an xray, and go to physical therapy and take ibuprofen or Naproxen for a month. if not improved, then get an MRI. If exam warrants an MRI early on, your local doctor will get it ordered. ...Read more

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Sciatica is herting my left hip .Pain is down the hole leg lots of pain in calf with some swelling.Im a large man 280pounds 6.3ft .I limp every where its killing me any thoughts?

Sciatica is herting my left hip .Pain is down the hole leg lots of pain in calf with some swelling.Im a large man 280pounds 6.3ft .I limp every where its killing me any thoughts?

Make sure: First you need to be evaluated that this is not a blood clot as calf swelling typically is not associated with a sciatica and a DVT or deep vein thrombosis or blood clot can mimic sciatic like symptoms including the pain with walking and a limp. Get checked now. ...Read more

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I have develped sudden deep hip pain shoots from butt down my leg, no injury, no medication. Hurts to walk, bend, lift. Resting has a burning pain too?

I have develped sudden deep hip pain shoots from butt down my leg, no injury, no medication. Hurts to walk, bend, lift. Resting has a burning pain too?

Sciatica?: Could be sciatica, but please reread the HealthTap policy on public questions: Doctors' answers to public questions are not intended for diagnosis, treatment or prescription. You're asking for a diagnosis. My reply to your post is not a diagnosis, just a suggestion of a possibility. For a real diagnosis, HealthTap is not a substitute for a live doctor in a brick-and-mortar office. ...Read more

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Sharp L hip pain front/back and inside of leg- movement, standing & walking- constant aching when resting, started 15hrs ago. Cracked 3 times since. ?

Physical exam: It would be best to have a physical exam done in person so you can have a full exam musculoskeletal evaluation and imaging if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain on left side hip from front and back of leg travels to foot hard to walk very painful if sciatica is it bound to get hip pain and on both legs?

Pain on left side hip from front and back of leg travels to foot hard to walk very painful if sciatica is it bound to get hip pain and on both legs?

Rarely: usually sciatica stays on one side, occasionally can affect both sides, but if I were you, I would see a specialist, perhaps a urologist to determine the cause of your sciatica. That will give you a better answer as to what is going to happen. ...Read more

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Dementia and double hip surgery 2013. difficulty walking, walks with aid. last 10 days lying down, leg/hip pain. hip may be dislocated. lives overseas,will be seen, seeking advice meantime. what to do if dislocated, 4 yrs post surgery?

Be seen: Needs to be seen. Immediately. A dislocated hip needs to be reduced on an urgent fashion and the longer it goes on the more likely it will be that the hip won't be able to be reduced closed but will need an open surgery. ...Read more

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I've had a leg cramp for 3 days, it's moved down my leg, and now my foot is numb, but still with a lot of leg/hip pain. Is this dangerous?

Leg pain and numbnes: Sounds like sciatica, the way you describe the pain moving down your leg and having numbness. This is usually due to a slipped disc. Would have it checked out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg ...

I am experiencing  hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg ...

Multifactorial pain: Without exam/MRI difficult to label your pains. Low back, hip, leg pain and numbness clearly CAN be related to indicate disc problems in the low back with resultant discogenic and radicular pain. Ibuprofen/naproxen/acetaminophen can help some pain. For diagnosis/treatment, you need a lumbar spine MRI and formal evaluation to see if all problems tie together. Treatment possible. Good luck! ...Read more